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Denture Care

About Dentures

When many teeth are lost or extracted, a denture may have to be fitted to maintain normal chewing, bite, speech, and the appearance of the upper and lower jaw.

Types of Dentures

  • Partial denture
  • Full denture
  • Immediate denture
  • Over-denture
  • Materials

Fitting the Dentures

Over the first few days:

  • Dentures may feel tight and uncomfortable
  • Dentures may feel bulky
  • Gums may feel sore
  • Some may experience a gagging sensation at the back of the throat
  • Some may notice an increase in the amount of salive in their mouth
  • Eat soft foods
  • Speech may be affected but will improve over time

Cleaning Your Dentures

How to clean:

  1. Remove them and rinse away food particles with warm or cold water.
  2. Hold the denture over a basin of water or towelling to avoid breakage if dropped.
  3. Brush both the inside and outside surface with a soft toothbrush and unperfumed, mild soap or other approved denture cleaner.

Do NOT use:

  • Hot or boiling water
  • Standard toothpaste
  • Abrasives
  • Detergents
  • Bleaches
  • Methylated spirits
  • Other strong chemicals of any kind

Denture Care Instructions

  • Take denture out at night
  • Wash it at least once a day with a brush and mild detergent
  • Remove and rince denture after eating
  • Handle your denture with care as they can break easily
  • Insert and remove denture with fingers; avoid 'biting' denture into place
  • If your denture is not fitting properly or does not feel right it is best to check with your dentist
  • Make sure you see your dentist every 6 months so they are able to provide advice on oral hygiene and denture care
  • It is extremely important to maintain excellent cleanliness of your natural teeth with tooth-brushing, flossing and Piksters