Will my dentures need to be replaced?
Over time, your dentures will need to be relined or re-made due to normal wear or a change in the shape of your mouth. Bone and gum ridges can shrink, causing your jaws to meet differently. Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores and infections, not to mention discomfort. A loose or ill-fitted denture can also make eating and talking more difficult. It is important to replace worn or poorly fitted dentures before they cause problems.
What do I do if the denture hurting me?
New dentures sometimes rubbing your gentle gums. If it does happening with your new dentures, please take it off immediately and rinse your mouth with salty water. Then place it back. We provide you with articulating carbon paper. You can check if your bite is even with it. (Details of how to do it are provided in the pack you ordered). Mark clearly an aggravation point and send us your dentures back. We adjust it for you and post it back the same day we received it. Under no circomstance allow dentures hurting you!
How do I take care of my dentures?
The general rule is: brush, soak, brush. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Brush your dentures before soaking, to help remove any food debris. Using an efferverscent(fizzy) denture cleaner will help remove stubborn stains and leave your denture feeling fresher. Always follow the manufacturers instructions. Then brush the dentures again, as you would your own teeth, being careful not to scrub too hard as this may cause grooves in the surface. Make sure you clean all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface wich touches your gums. This is especially important if you use any kind of denture fixative. If you notice a guild up of stains or scale, have your denture cleaned by your denture provider.
Will denture make me feel different?
Replacing lost or missing teeth is very good for your health and appearance. A complete or full denture replaces your natural teeth and gives support to your cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look older and they will find it harder to eat and speak properly. Dentures can be made to closely match your natural teeth so that your appearance hardly changes. Modern dentures may even improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face.
Will I be able to eat with dentures?
Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the denture from moving. As you become more used to your denture, add other foods until you return to your normal healthy diet.
Will dentures change how I speak?
Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help. If you find that dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile, re-position the denture by gently biting down and swallowing. If this continues consult your denture provider.
Must I do anything special to care for my mouth?
Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning and evening, brush your gums,tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft bristled brush. This removes plaque and helps the circulation in your mouth. If you wear partial dentures, it is even more important that you brush your teeth thoroughly every day. This will help stop tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to you losing more of your teeth.
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