Dentures Care and maintenance
Maintaining and caring for dentures will vary widely depending on each patients individual condition as well as the type of denture. Your dentist will fully explain the correct practises for your unique situation. There are, however, some general rules which apply to all patients.
- When you first get your dentures, it is important that they are worn continuously for the first few weeks as your mouth adjusts and you get used to them. After these first few weeks, you can remove your dentures at night for comfort.
- Dentures should be fully submerged in water and stored in a special container when they are not being used. This will ensure your that your dentures stay flexible.
- Your dentures, just like natural teeth, need to be cleaned daily. You should use a soft bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner to clean them.
- Regular visits to your dentist are vital to check any remaining natural teeth, examine the gums and make any necessary adjustments.
Dentures can restore your self confidence by changing your appearance and also improve your eating experience. Anyone who has lost teeth should consider dentures, they are available in a wide variety of materials and can be adapted for every budget. Contact us for a consultation and see what denture option suits you best.