Bonding is essential for any association. In some cases, it comes naturally while in others, external aid is necessary for proper adhesion. Then what will be the condition when we try to fit a plate of artificial teeth onto the gums in place of our natural row of pearls? If designed properly to fit in perfectly with the jawline and face, they will bond. For the extra joining strength, we use adhesives, which increase the bonding between the dentures and holding the position.
Manufacturing adhesives is a dedicated area of dentistry
Adhesive dentistry is aimed to increase the bonding between dental tissues. Adhesives manufactured for holding dentures to the tissues serve the extra function of protecting the dentures from the settling of food particles between them and the gums. Denture adherents can be in the form of creams, gels, wafers or strips.
While selecting a good adhesive from the store, give importance to the material of manufacture and how well it is designed to suit the morphological changes of the dental tissues by the external implant. A good adhesive will have detailed instructions from the manufacturer on usage and precautions. There are many trustworthy products available in the market with years of reputation such as Fixodent, 3M adhesives, Prevest etc.
What is in store
You will come across several types of adhesives in the store such as universal adhesives, self-etch, selective-etch and total-etch adhesives. The universal adhesives are considered to be suitable to use for both direct and indirect substrates such as dentin, enamel, ceramic, metal, porcelain, and zirconia. Self-etching adhesives bond better to dentine while selective-etch systems are suited on enamel substrates.
So don’t be conscious of your dentures anymore. Keep them tightly in place, clean and beautiful with adhesives.…