Denture adhesives are pastes, powders or adhesive pads that may be placed in/on dentures to help them stay in place. Sometimes denture adhesives contain zinc to enhance adhesion. In most cases, properly fitted and maintained dentures should not require the use of denture adhesives.
Denture adhesive is a product that is applied to the underside of dentures and comes into contact with the gums as the dentures are worn. The adhesive creates a layer between the dentures and the gums that make it more difficult for dentures to move around or slip out of place. Adhesive is suitable for both full and partial denture wearers who would appreciate a little extra security but should not be necessary to keep dentures in place.