A Winning SmileDentures created by your Professional Licensed Denturist will provide you with a natural looking smile. With proper maintenance, they will reward you with a winning smile for years to come. Natural teeth wear down and stain over the years, and dentures will, too. Tissue in your mouth changes over time. Your dentures may require adjusting or rebasing periodically, so it is wise to see your Denturist at least once a year to ensure your dentures continue to fit well, and whether any adjustments need to be made.
As soon as you begin wearing your new dentures, you may have to learn to chew your food a bit differently than you’re used to. Your Denturist will explain how you should do so, and will suggest suitable, wholesome foods to eat.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Ideally, your dentures should be cleaned after every meal. They should be cleaned over a basin of water or damp towel to avoid breakage in case they are dropped. Use a denture brush and a good denture cleaner.
Avoid gritty pastes or powders, as their repeated use will damage the denture. Use only lukewarm water. Do not grasp both ends of a lower denture when washing, as too much pressure could break it.
And remember, your Denturist can also polish and/or whiten your dentures, should the everyday effects of food and beverage begin to dull their appearance. Your Denturist can restore them to their original luster.
Unsure whether to take out your dentures at night? Each case is treated individually, and your Professional Licensed Denturist will advise you what to do based on your own circumstances. Your Denturist will also explain any special precautions to take when your dentures are out of your mouth.
Generally, it is recommended that you have a check-up once a year. Denturists are trained to observe and detect any abnormalities or conditions in your mouth. They can refer you to an appropriate specialist, if required.