When you first receive your new denture it may feel a little awkward especially if it is an upper denture as it covers your palate. After a couple of weeks you will become familiar with the feel of your denture. While you are getting used to your denture you may occasionally bite your tongue or lip so care is advised.
Sunshine Coast Smile Centre will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new denture.
Dentures are generally removed at night and placed in a glass of water to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. This is to also let your gums rest after they have been supporting your denture all day and during meals.
When you are missing teeth your gum contour changes over time so you may need to have your new denture relined after a few months.
A reline reshapes your denture to improve the fit and retention and can help if your denture is feeling loose.
Both complete and partial dentures should remain stable at all times.
A loose denture can interfere with a person’s ability to eat certain foods, talk and laugh. Dental implants can be used to anchor dentures in place and to prevent food from getting caught underneath.
If you notice your denture becomes loose or slips when you speak, cough or chew, you should schedule an appointment with Sunshine Coast Smile Centre to have it reviewed.