HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET USED TO WEARING A DENTURE?
For the first few weeks, your dentures may feel awkward or bulky, particularly if it is your first set. A number of adjustments may be necessary. Inserting and removing the denture will require some practice, especially partial denture, never force the partial denture into position by biting down, this could bend or break the clasps. Always discuss any concerns with your denture professional.
HOW LONG SHOULD I HAVE MY DENTURES BEFORE I NEED TO REPLACE THEM WITH A NEW SET?
The Australian dental prosthetists association recommends a new set of dentures every 5 years, due to the naturally occurring changes in your mouth.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I VISIT MY DENTURE PROFESSIONAL TO CHECK MY DENTURES?
Yearly visits are recommended, but itís not just about checking your dentures. Just as important and even more so, is to get your gums, cheeks and tongue checked for bacterial infections, ulcers or oral cancers, which can occur on areas which may only be visible or picked up by your denture professional during a thorough oral examination.
CAN I WEAR MY DENTURES TO BED?
Yes, you can, but it is recommended to have your dentures out of your mouth for a few hours each day, to give your gums a rest. It is suggested to clean your dentures and store them in a container.
WHAT IF I GET A SORE SPOT?
Sore spots may occur when you chew very hard food, such as nuts, seeds, etc. and small pieces get in under your dentures causing pressure and discomfort. In this case, remove and clean your denture and if possible leave the denture out of your mouth for a few hours.
If symptoms persist, contact us.
ĎANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT CASULA DENTURE CLINICí
Practice speaking or reading in front of a mirror to help you get used to your dentures.
While you are getting used to your dentures it is a good idea to
After you put
food in your mouth, try to divide it in two. Then chew each half at the back of
each side of your mouth. By placing an even pressure on your dentures this will
help them feel more stable and stop them from rocking.
Avoid very hot food and drinks for a little while, to make sure you donít burn yourself. Your sensitivity to the temperature of food and drinks may be temporarily affected, but will return.
Try keeping your new dentures in your mouth for the first few nights, to allow them to settle in sooner.