Asking people which is the best denture adhesive or the strongest denture adhesive is a bit like asking which is the best deodorant. Every denture wearer has their own opinion! But denture adhesive reviews can help show which ones are worth looking at.
As a dentist, I can tell you the best denture adhesives available
know of. Then you need to try them out to see which one suits you best.
I am not a denture wearer myself, so I cannot give my personal experiences - BUT I have been dealing with denture wearers for 35 years, and know from my own research which is the best denture adhesive.
You're probably thinking - "Well, if my denture fitted properly, I wouldn't need a denture adhesive!"
BUT that's not true.
Actually, the better the fit of
your denture the better
a denture adhesive will work! We'll take a look at the "how and why" of
in a minute.
But first . . . Those reviews.
IN FIRST PLACE - I think
the best is DENTEK SECURE,
(in the USA,
Canada and the U.K.), marketed under the name Fitty Dent in most other countries
around the world.
It claims to be the only non water-soluble adhesive. This means that it doesn't dissolve in saliva, and so doesn't wash out from under the denture. It lasts and lasts!
Dentek Secure was originally developed for troublesome LOWER full dentures - the most difficult situation, because the lower jaw line where the denture sits is much smaller than for an upper denture. Of course, if it works well for lower dentures then it will be even better for upper dentures!
An important point is that because the material does NOT wash out from under the denture, you are also NOT swallowing the adhesive bit by bit over the day. Much healthier!
Dentek Secure is available as a paste OR as wafers. It is also free of zinc. The PASTE is better.
My patients who use Dentek Secure tell me that it works very well, and that it does indeed last all day. I would strongly recommend the paste, because you can get a really thin layer inside the denture.
It's VERY important to use the thinnest layer possible, because this gets the strongest result!
The wafers are also quite thin, but not as thin as a smear of the paste!
Here's a link to Amazon for the best deal (which is the FOUR PACK) on the best denture adhesive - just click on the image below!
Dentek Secure is also called FittyDent in Europe; it is an Austrian company, and they have an awesome website with the BEST F.A.Q. page I have ever seen! Check it out at FittyDent
Some people feel that Super Poligrip has
a slightly grainy feel when first applied, but this seems to wear off
after a few minutes. Click on the picture below for the best deal on
After 4 days, replace the Cushion Grip! There is no other denture adhesive that lasts as long as Cushion Grip. However, some people are not comfortable with leaving the material in place for so long!
Here is a link to check prices on this great product - just click on the image;
Here is some information about the zinc poisoning problem.
To reduce the movement of your denture on the gums.
It's possible to have a denture that is actually a good close fit to your gums, but it doesn't stay in place very well because THE SHAPE OF YOUR GUMS doesn't give the denture much grip.
For example, the roof of your mouth (palate) may be rather low and flat, so your denture can't get much grip or suction onto your palate. Your denture can move around on your gums when you are eating, causing irritation to the soft gum tissues, and it will feel loose.
On the other hand, if the roof of your mouth is high and arched, a denture will get more grip, and be more secure. In this case, the denture will sit snugly in position, and hardly move at all when you are eating.
BUT HERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT POINT
The poorer the fit of your denture, the less well a denture adhesive will work.
This is because adhesives work better when they are THIN. You get the thinnest layer if your denture is a good fit to start with!
As your denture gets older and your gums change shape, you start to get spaces and gaps under the denture. Using a denture adhesive in this situation may help a bit, but the bigger the gaps, the less well it works. And the more adhesive you need. Even the best denture adhesive will not work as well as it could.
Instead of spending more money by using greater and greater amounts of denture adhesive, you would be much better off getting a new set of dentures that fit well. Then you can use a really THIN smear of the strongest denture adhesive, and your dentures will be stable, secure and comfortable.
So remember; the best denture adhesive is always a VERY THIN LAYER of your favorite product. I hope this look at the strongest denture adhesive reviews has been helpful!
Here'a another link to Amazon for the best price on my Top Recommended Denture Adhesive;