Denture Care and Adaption
Daily soaking and cleaning are needed for full and partial dentures. Soaking your denture will eliminate stains and bacteria build up. We recommend Denture Brite™ denture cleaner. After soaking, use liquid dish soap on a denture brush to clean your dentures.
Soft liners need aggressive brushing with toothpaste. 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.
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.
Yes, you may notice some minor differences in your speech. Lisping is not unusual. Your tongue is an intelligent 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
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.