Are Your Dentures Secure? by Eileen Sheets
If you are one of the 32 million people estimated to wear full or partial dentures in the U.S., denture adhesive is a fact of life. Isn’t it true that what you need is a denture adhesive that allows your dentures to sit as firmly on the jaw as if you had your own teeth again, giving you a completely natural feeling when you talk, laugh, eat or drink?
Most denture adhesives work by suction. For many denture wearers, however, this is not enough and slippage is a real problem because it can interfere with your ability to bite and chew and can even affect your speech, as well as allow food particles to get trapped underneath your dentures. In addition, typical denture adhesives have a taste that interferes with the flavor of foods. Plus denture adhesive can dissolve and particles wind up being swallowed. According to a 2000 study 37% of denture wearers have to reapply adhesive during the day. As you can imagine, these factors combine to pose a quality of life issue.
Seeing the need for something better for his patients inspired an Austrian dentist to develop a new technology for denture adhesive. Dr. Altwirth found a way to make a denture adhesive that does not work by suction, (which allows for slippage) but actually forms a safe, secure bond with the gums. He called his unique, new product SECURE® -- the first denture adhesive that is non-water soluble. That means, unlike conventional denture adhesives, it is not dissolved by liquids or saliva. None of it is swallowed, does not alter taste, and requires only one application a day.
If you’re a denture wearer, you’ll appreciate this as reapplication several times a day can be inconvenient and also adds to overall cost. Because you apply SECURE® denture adhesive just once a day, SECURE® is economical to use.
Based on a new, patented technology, SECURE® is made from ingredients used in the base of many chewing gums. Because it is non-water soluble, it doesn’t dissolve and does not wind up in the stomach. It has no taste, so foods taste just like they are supposed to. Because it does not work by suction as other denture adhesives do, the bond it forms allows you to enjoy the foods you love, and to confidently smile, talk and laugh.
With SECURE® denture adhesive you can put your dentures in and forget that you are wearing them. After all, dentures were designed to enhance your life. SECURE® was designed to enhance your dentures ability to do just that.