advice for wearers
How many appointments do I need?
Making a quality complete set of dentures can mean 5 or more visits to your clinician. Everyone's face, teeth and gums are different as is the relationship between their upper and lower jaws. Each appointment is crucial for a final denture that looks, fits and works well.
Getting used to your denture
It will take a bit of time to get use to your new denture, particularly if it is your first. Expect a number of adjustments to be needed. Always tell your clinician about your concerns, being as specific about them as possible. A complete denture will never feel like your own teeth, they will, however, become comfortable and functional with time.
Taking care of your denture
- Clean dentures daily with a tooth or special denture brush, soap and water.
- If you use specially formulated pastes or solutions, always follow the manufacturers directions.
- When cleaning your dentures, always hold them over a bowl of water in case they slip out of your hands.
- Never use bleach or boiling water to clean your dentures.
- Brush any remaining teeth thoroughly, as these act as anchors for the denture and are more likely themselves to become decayed.
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups even if you have complete dentures. Your mouth will still need a regular check-up.