Cleaning

Daily soaking and cleaning is needed for full and partial dentures. Soaking your denture will eliminate stains and bacteria build up. We recommend Denture Britedenture cleaner. After soaking, use liquid dish soap on a denture brush to clean your dentures.

Soft liners need aggressive brushing with tooth paste. Please note that toothpaste contains abrasives that will scratch the hard surfaces of dentures and should only be used for soft liners.

Gently brush your gums and tongue with a soft brush and water.

Do not use bleach or pour boiling hot water on your dentures.

Eating

The entire oral cavity needs to adapt to the new size and shape of your denture.  You will go through an adaption phase.  Smaller, softer bites of food are recommended for the first few meals, as the coordination and comfort increases, so may your harder, crunchier foods.

Speech

Yes, you may notice some minor differences in your speech.  Lisping is not unusual.  Your tongue is a muscle and will adapt very quickly to the new tooth positioning. Don’t worry, within a few weeks all speech sounds will be mastered and comfortable.  Reading aloud is an excellent exercise to speed up the progress.

Sore Spots & Adjustments

Adjustments are usually required. There is no charge for adjustments during the first three months from the date of denture insertion. If you need an adjustment please call the office to make an appointment. Phone: 604-530-9936

Sleep

Tissue rest is essential to restore blood flow to the denture bearing areas; it is advisable to take your dentures out at night.

Annual Recall Examination

Once per year, at your recall examination, the Denturist will do an oral examination and check the fit of your dentures. Your dentures will also be professionally cleaned and polished at this time.

We suggest that you:

Reline your dentures every 2 to 3 years. Replace your dentures every 5 to 7 years, depending on the amount of wear on the teeth and shrinkage of your gums.