Should I make denture repairs at home?
It is recommended that you return to our office for repairs and adjustments when necessary. Simple denture repairs can be completed at the office. Your denture can also be checked for fit and your mouth can be examined to ensure that all the tissues are healthy.
Should I use denture adhesive?
A well-fitting appliance will adhere to the oral tissues with the help of your saliva. Using a denture adhesive may not necessarily improve the fit of the denture. Please consult our office before using denture adhesive.
How do I clean my dentures?
To clean your dentures, you should use a brush specially designed for dentures. Regular toothpaste should not be used, because it may be too abrasive for dentures. After removing and cleaning the prosthesis, rinse it and submerge it in a denture-cleaning solution.
If you wear a partial denture, you should continue to floss and brush your natural teeth, especially the area around clasps, where food particles and bacteria may be trapped, causing these abutment teeth to be more susceptible to decay.
How long will it take to get used to dentures?
Adapting to dentures varies from one patient to another. There is no specific time frame for the adjustment process. New denture wearers usually go through a longer adjustment period compared to patients who have been wearing dentures for extended periods of time.