J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2020 Oct;58(4):385-391. 10.4047/jkap.2020.58.4.385.

Effects and clinical considerations of denture adhesives

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics and Research Institute of Oral Science, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Republic of Korea


Denture adhesive is a material used to improve the retention and stability of the denture. And denture adhesive is divided into soluble and insoluble type. It improves the retention, stability of dentures, and masticatory functions of patients. Maintenance like cleansing and periodic follow up is essential. Almost of dental clinicians are only simply aware of the effects of denture adhesives and often rely on the manufacturer's instructions on precautions and maintenance. The purpose of this study is to examine the properties, effects, and precautions of denture adhesives, and to present clinical guidelines for patients and professionals.


Cleansing; Denture adhesives; Mastication; Retention; Stability
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