Can DenSureFit be used on LOWERS?
Yes, DenSureFit may be used on the lower denture plate. Find out about what typical results might be on different types of lower dentures and proper expectations when using DenSureFit. Find the PROCEDURE for LOWERS at end of this article.
How CAN DenSureFit help LOWERS?
- Fills voids – DenSureFit silicone does a wonderful job of filling voids that are causing your lower denture to fit too loosely.
- Cushions – DenSureFit silicone provides soft cushioning against the hard acrylic denture base. It can help and/or prevent gum soreness.
- Provides better seal – On a well-made denture, DenSureFit can also provide a nice seal around the edges and ridge of your denture to help keep food and liquids out.
When might DenSureFit NOT help on the LOWER?
- Cannot keep an incorrectly made denture from “floating” on your gums
- Likely will NOT keep it from “popping up” – Since DenSureFit is not adhesive, it has no stickiness. This means that it might not prevent your denture from popping up. If this is your issue, you should use powder adhesive on top of your DenSureFit liner. The good news is that if you still feel like you need extra security from adhesives, you can switch from paste to powder. The powder does not stick to your gums like paste, which makes it easier to clean.
- Improperly made denture – DenSureFit cannot transform an improperly-made denture into a properly-made one. Please work with your dentist to resolve that.
If you are considering using DenSureFit on lowers, please read the following information for proper expectations. The PROCEDURE for relining the LOWER with DenSureFit is located at the END of this article.
DenSureFit can provide cushion and comfort on lowers, but it is highly possible that you will still need adhesive to keep your denture in place. If you do need to use adhesive, we recommend a POWDER adhesive which works best with the DenSureFit silicone.
CAN DenSureFit BE USED ON LOWER DENTURES?
Even though DenSureFit is IDEAL for upper dentures, the product may be used on lower dentures as well. How much or how little it might help you can be determined by reading the following information. It is important that you have realistic expectations as to the results this product might offer for your particular lower denture situation.
Even experienced dentists encounter challenges when relining lower dentures. Most dentists will not guarantee that their soft reline will solve all your lower denture issues. Keep in mind that DenSureFit cannot guarantee to solve all your lower denture issues either; however, it may be a great help in making lower dentures better fitting and more comfortable to wear. Lower dentures are more challenging than upper dentures simply because they do not have the advantages of the upper palate shape in helping to create good suction.
Well-made lower dentures (those with sides that extend down to the bottom of the jaw bone) will typically get better results from applying DenSureFit. Trial and error may be necessary to achieve good results with the product on lower dentures. We provide a basic procedure to follow, but you should be aware that even in the best case scenario, you may still need to use powder adhesive over DenSureFit on your lower denture.
Dentures with low ridges and shallow troughs can benefit from the cushioning that DenSureFit provides, but DenSureFit cannot prevent your lower denture from popping (or “floating”) up off the gum line. Dentures that “float” off the gum line are not the best candidates for obtaining a better fit with DenSureFit. “Barely there” ridges and shallow troughs offer very little surface area for the denture to grab onto your gums. Unfortunately, DenSureFit cannot solve this issue. If this is your case, use DenSureFit solely for the comfort and cushioning benefits.
It’s also important to note that adding even a thin layer of silicone to your denture can sometimes actually make a shallow denture “float” even more. In those situations, you would still need to use powder adhesive to help keep your lower denture properly seated and you may still end up having issues. If you find yourself in this situation, consult with your dentist about options to improve your fit or remake your denture.
Helpful DenSureFit Videos
VIDEO: What is the DIFFERENCE Between DenSureFit and Adhesive?
In this video, Bill Westlund talks about two types of lower dentures, and explains why one is a better candidate for improvement with DenSureFit than the other.
Here is a link to another product that you might find useful. Stabildent is not affiliated with DenSureFit. Stabildent can help to stabilize some lower dentures. Stabildent Stabilizers for Lower Dentures
Finally, if you would like additional information about lower dentures, here is a link to the Cambridge Dental website with more about the differences between a well-made lower denture and a poorly made lower denture. Scroll to the bottom of the page for photographs. Properly-Made Lower Dentures
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LOWER RELINE INSTRUCTION
Please also refer to Pages 1-5 in the Instruction Booklet that came with your kit for complete instructions on cleaning, priming, and activating the silicone applicator.