How to Care for a Denture

Denture Huntersville, NC

Getting dentures can be a new and exciting time in a person's life. However, like most good things, you have to take care of them.

When it comes to dentures, there are very minimal things you will have to do to keep them looking and feeling their best. Keep reading to learn more about the denture experience!

Helpful information to adjust to life with dentures

After getting dentures, the patient will go through what is known as the adjustment period. They will have to get used to eating, drinking and talking. However, having some things to help practice through this adjustment period can shorten this time and get someone adjusted even faster to their new dentures.

Keeping a good cleaning schedule will help get into the new routine you have acquired. This includes putting the denture in a basic cleaning solution at night.

Do not risk dropping the dentures

When a person has dentures it is important that any cleaning or brushing that needs to be done where potentially dropping the dentures would not mean them dropping on the floor. Although dentures are durable, the blunt force of dropping dentures can cause teeth to chip or even fall off.

One of the best practices is to only brush and clean dentures in a sink with a washcloth on the bottom. This ensures that even if the teeth drop, then they would not hit anything hard. Keeping the washcloth damp can also help reduce the blow of the impact if a drop happens to occur.

Improper denture fit is bad

One thing that patients quickly may learn is that improper fitting dentures can bring along other problems if the patient does not alert their dentist to the issue. A spot that is being rubbed and causing discomfort is one sign that should never be overlooked. When talking about dentures, the number one thing is your comfortability, so always alert your dentist to any type of discomfort.

If a dentist is alerted, then they can have the patient come in and adjust the dentures. One thing that patients have to be sure of is that they should never try and adjust or fix the dentures themselves. Typically, this would only lead to more problems and a much more strenuous task for the dental professional.

Although there are at-home denture repair kits, these often leave dentures further damaged and risk being permanently broken at the patients' expense. If you or a family member is having issues with a spot rubbing from the dentures, then contacting your dentist is vital.

Contact our office for denture questions

Give our office a call and we can give you more pros and cons when it comes to having dentures. Please let us know what additional questions you have and how we can help you before getting your own set of amazing looking dentures. We are always here to help and guide you to make the best decisions for you and your oral health.

We look forward to speaking with you today!

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