Denture Care

What Should Be Done To Care For A Denture?

  • Daily brushing with a large brush will help preserve the denture in optimal condition for a long time.

  • Care for the remaining teeth is essential to keep a partial denture fitting well. Your partial will only be as good as your natural teeth. If your natural teeth are neglected, your partial will not fit as well.

  • Repair spots that show signs of failure. It is always easier to fix a small problem than a large problem. If your denture starts breaking down, it should be repaired.

  • Do not wear dentures at night. Your gums need a chance to breathe. Covering the gums at night will lead to gum swelling and inflammation.

  • Wear your dentures. People who go for long periods without wearing their dentures will find that they often don’t fit as well afterwards. This is because the gums change shape and the other teeth might move. Also, the tongue gets larger in a person who doesn’t wear dentures for a long time.

  • Let us adjust them when needed. Your dentures should fit comfortably and work reasonably well. If you have any concerns, be sure to let us know.

Denture FAQs

How often should dentures be replaced?

Most dental experts recommend replacing your dentures as often as every five years. Primarily, that’s because the gums and ridges in your mouth change as you age.

Will dentures make it hard to talk?

You may experience a little difficulty speaking as your mouth and tongue become accustomed to the new dentures. Just be patient during this adjustment period.

Are adhesives needed to keep dentures in place?

Your dentures are specifically made to fit your mouth. However, denture adhesives may provide additional comfort and confidence.

Can dentures be cleaned in boiling water?

Your dentures can warp if placed in boiling water. Always rinse and store your dentures in cold or lukewarm water.

Will brushing dentures or partials damage them?

Abrasive toothpaste and brushes with rigid bristles can dull your dentures and cause premature wear. For gentle and effective denture cleaning, use a denture brush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive denture cleaner each day.


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