Are denture adhesives safe?

Denture adhesives are a safe solution for additional retention for well-fitting dentures.

However, denture adhesives are not the solution for old, ill-fitting dentures. Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores and infections. A loose denture also makes chewing more difficult and may change your facial features. It's important to replace worn or poorly-fitting dentures before they cause problems.

Denture adhesives are safe when used in moderation. If you find yourself having to reapply denture adhesive several times a day, then the denture should be relined or remade. In some cases, dental implants may be required to help stabilize a denture.
Dental adhesives are safe as long as they are used properly. If the denture fits well and the adhesive is only used to give added stability, there should be no ill effects. If adhesives are used excessively to fill voids for an ill-fitting denture, they can be harmful to the underlying soft and hard tissues. Sometimes, in these cases, inflammation of the soft tissues and bone loss can result.

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