We have done our best to provide you with well-fitted, functional, and esthetically pleasing dentures. We feel confident that after a few weeks of becoming adjusted to the new dentures, you will have years of satisfaction and use from them.
The following information will be helpful to you:
Usually, your mouth will have a few “sore spots” after wearing the dentures for 24 hours. Don’t worry about these areas. They can be relieved with very little effort during your next appointment. Another appointment about 7 days later will usually eliminate any other sore areas.
The new bite may not feel completely comfortable for a period of days. We will adjust the contacting surfaces of your teeth in 24 hours and again about one week after the dentures have settled into place.
Your upper denture will rest comfortably in place with moderate to strong “suction.” Although your lower denture will have good stability, it is infrequent that “suction” can be expected on a lower denture. However, we suggest that you avoid denture adhesives unless you have significant difficulty, because they alter the fit of the denture over a period of time.
Your dentures can be cleaned by using a soft bristle toothbrush and mild toothpaste such as Complete (Procter & Gamble). Denture soaks are also useful for the denture. Brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them. You may leave the dentures in or out of your mouth at night, depending on your preference. If they are out of your mouth, leave them soaking in water to avoid warping the plastic.
Denture soaks are also useful for the denture. Please ask us if you are interested in small “sonic” cleaners available for home use. Brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them. You may leave the dentures in or out of your mouth at night, depending on your preference. If they are out of your mouth, leave them soaking in water.
Your jaw bones and gums shrink up to 1/32 of an inch per year after your teeth are extracted. This shrinkage is one of the main disadvantages of artificial dentures. Because of this shrinkage, you should plan to have your dentures and oral tissues evaluated once per year by us. We will inform you when refitting of the dentures are necessary. Wearing ill-fitting dentures for too long without refitting can cause severe bone loss and serious oral diseases.