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A dentist like Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho will sometimes recommend a complete or partial denture to address a significant case of tooth loss. This removable dental appliance can often serve to replicate the essential function of teeth lost to severe dental trauma, untreated tooth decay, and chronic periodontal disease.

The base of the denture will be designed in a state of the art dental lab to closely match the shape of your existing gum structure. Some partial dentures also include special hardware components to help connect them with the nearby teeth.

Even with this firm and comfortable fit, many denture users like to apply little denture adhesive when installing the unit in their mouth. When a small bead is applied to the base of the unit, and you bite down it provides superior hold. It can also help reduce the chances of food particles infiltrating the base and causing gum irritation.

Just be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when shopping for denture adhesive. The ADA’s logo can only be printed on a product has researched and tested to meet their high standards for safe and effective oral use.  

If you are in the Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, area and you have a question about how to maintain your complete or partial denture, you can call 215-949-2929 to speak a member of the staff at Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.