How Can I Properly Care for My New Dentures?
It is essential to properly care for new dentures. We will cover how to care for implant-supported dentures and removable dentures:
Implant-supported dentures are easier to keep clean because they can be treated like your other teeth. However, you may need to use a special kind of toothpaste, so please ask us about it.
Removable dentures require more specialized care. When taking them out of your mouth, it is important to cover the sink with a soft towel. Another option is to simply fill it with water. This way, dentures that are accidentally dropped do not hit the hard sink surface and break. Removable dentures should be brushed gently once each day utilizing a special denture cleaner. They will also need to soak overnight in a special solution. However, using lukewarm or room temperature water is ideal since hot water can distort the denture’s shape.
Will I Be Able to Eat and Drink as Normal?
For the most part, patients will be able to eat and drink as usual. However, patients with dentures should avoid hard foods and candy, although they can suck on some items. In addition, habits like drinking coffee and smoking can stain your dentures and natural teeth.