Instructions Following Denture or Partial Delivery

  • Dentures and partials will often need several adjustments in order to fit comfortably.
  • To help yourself adjust to your dentures you can practice reading aloud for a little while each day.
  • Dentures should be removed overnight or for at least 6 hours a day to give your mouth and gums time to rest.
  • At night you should remove your dentures and clean them. They should be stored in a clean container filled with denture cleaning solution.
  • Food particles can become trapped under dentures causing inflammation or sore spots. Lightly brush the roof of your mouth, your tongue, and your gums after removing your dentures.
  • You may have discomfort for a few days after receiving your final dentures or partials.

Ongoing Care:

  • Brush your teeth and the surrounding tissues after every meal and snack and flossing at least once a day before bedtime. If you have full dentures, brushing the dentures daily is very important.
  • Rinsing your mouth with water or mouthwash will help to remove any additional particles that may have been missed during brushing and flossing.
  • Make sure to visit our office at least once a year to have your dentures or partial adjusted and checked by the doctor. Wearing ill-fitting dentures or partials without proper care and adjustment can cause bone loss in the jaw area and oral disease.
  • Please call our office if you are experiencing ongoing pain or discomfort or if you have any concerns regarding your denture or partial.

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