New dentures always require a period of adjustment. First-time denture patients may require several weeks to get used to their new appliance.
For the first few days, you should wear your dentures as long as possible and chew soft food in small bites. Remember, dentures do not have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth and may affect the taste of food. It is not unusual for sore spots to develop in isolated areas of the mouth. If your bite feels uneven after several days, we can adjust your new denture for better comfort. Contact us to arrange the best time for you to come in.
Proper cleaning of your denture is important to prevent stains and bacteria from accumulating on your appliance. It’s best to use a brush designed for dentures as well as a denture cleaner. Do not wear your denture to bed. It is important to allow your gum tissue and jawbone to rest in order to prevent further tissue irritation.
Over time, or with weight loss or gain, the supporting gum tissue and bone may change shape and size. Periodic relines of your denture may be necessary to ensure a retentive fit. Denture teeth may wear or chip over time. For this reason, an annual check of your tissue and denture is recommended yearly.