While Dentures are not anything like your natural dentition, caring for your denture is essential for comfort, confidence and overall health. Remember these dentures help you chew and smile! Here are care instructions to help you keep your denture in excellent condition:
Clean your denture daily by removing it from your mouth and using a soft-bristle toothbrush or a denture brush. Avoid using regular toothpaste, and opt for a mild denture cleaner.
Yes, it’s a good practice to soak your denture in a denture cleaning solution or water overnight after cleaning. This helps maintain its moisture and shape.
Yes, you can use denture adhesives if needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Schedule regular dental check-ups every six months. We will assess the fit of your denture and make any necessary adjustments. It is normal for your dentures to need adjustments from time to time. Your gum and bone continue to change throughout your life due to aging. Sometimes it may be necessary to fabricate a new denture due to wear and/or the remodeling of your gum and bone tissue.
Contact us 833-925-8326 if you experience discomfort, sore spots, or if your denture becomes loose. Avoid attempting adjustments yourself, as this can lead to further issues and/or break the denture.
Be mindful of your eating habits. Cut food into smaller, manageable pieces to reduce stress on your denture. Avoid very hard or sticky foods that can cause damage.
Handle your denture over a soft surface or a basin of water to prevent damage if it’s accidentally dropped.
Embrace your full denture as a way to restore your smile and self-confidence. Incorporate it into your daily routine and wear your denture as much as possible.
Be patient with yourself during the adjustment period. Seek support from your dentist or support groups if needed. Self-care and self-compassion are essential during this transition.
Unfortunately removable dentures will never feel like your natural teeth. While Dentures may look like natural teeth when inserted in your mouth, they don’t function like natural teeth. Some patients may be candidates for fixed / implant retained dentures which have superior function.
If you are interested in upgrading your dentures please call 833-925-8326 so we can schedule an appointment with our clinical team.
Yes it is normal to experience a change in how your food tastes and feels with dentures. This is because your pallet (which is partially covered by your denture) has taste buds which are blocked from the food by the denture.
Some Implant Retained/ Fixed dentures do not cover your pallet, so your experience of food is more similar to the time when you had natural dentition.
Please schedule a consultation with our clinical team 833-925-8326 so we can determine whether you are a candidate for fixed/implant retained dentures. Your consultation fee will be waived.