denture will require some practice. You should take your denture out every night, to give your tissues a chance to “breathe".

Replacing your missing teeth should make eating a more pleasant experience. Until you become accustomed to your new dentures, eat softer foods that are cut into small pieces.  

It is normal it get some pressure sores from a new denture. Your tissues need time to mold and conform to the fit of the denture. If you have a sore spot, a simple denture adjustment will relieve the pressure in that area, and make things more comfortable. Do NOT attempt to adjust the denture yourself! Please call our office, so we can adjust it for you as soon as possible. You need to wear the denture long enough before coming into the office, so that we can see exactly where the pressure point is.  

Rinse your denture under running water to remove any food particles after every meal. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaners (bleach) on the dentures. Use an approved denture cleaner if desired, and be sure to rinse your denture after soaking it in the cleaning solution. Store the denture in the case provided, in water, when it is not being worn, to keep it hydrated. Dentures make great chew toys for pets, so keep them stored in the case. Handling a denture requires care. It is a good idea to stand over a folded towel, or a sink filled with water, in case you accidentally drop the denture while cleaning it. If dropped against a hard surface, a denture can easily break.

If you have partial dentures, remember to brush your natural teeth and gums regularly as directed.  

At least once a month, examine all the tissues in your mouth – looking for any sore spots, white, red or abnormal looking patches. If you see any that do not go away within 2 weeks, contact the office.

Even if you have complete dentures, it is important that you be seen at the dental office once a year for an oral cancer screening and to assess the fit of your dentures.

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Dentures (full dentures and partial dentures) require regular care and good oral hygiene.

If you have just received a new denture, it may feel awkward or bulky.  However, you will soon become accustomed to wearing it. Inserting and removing the  
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