denturesGive yourself time to adjust to your new teeth. Your body and brain needs time to get accustomed to any prosthetic device, whether it is a replacement of a leg or for teeth. Learn to walk before you run. If this is not your first denture please realize that this denture will always fit somewhat differently. Try not to switch back and forth or it will take longer to get used to your new denture. It is not unusual to have some pressure areas or bite irregularities that require attention at insertion. Please do not try to adjust the denture yourself. We will be happy to see you for any adjustments in the first few weeks.

The bone under your dentures will change. Over time the bone where you teeth were located will shrink away. Expect that the dentures will start to become loose and may need a reline. Also, clasps will loosen and need periodic tightening. These are necessary adjustments to keep your dentures fitting comfortably and working properly.dentures case

  1. Never bite the dentures into place. Insert and remove them with finger pressure only.
  2. After every meal, remove the dentures, rinse your mouth and the dentures to remove food particles.
  3. Twice daily, brush with a fluoridated toothpaste. Clean the denture at the same time using the special denture brush and liquid dish soap. Place a facecloth in the sink and fill it with water in case the dentures fall. This way they will not be damaged.
  4. At night, remove the dentures and store in the container provided after they are cleaned.
  5. At least once a week, soak the dentures overnight in the container provided with a denture cleaning tablet.


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