Partial Dentures After Care Instructions

Jun 24, 2014   //   by Bituin   //   After Care  //  No Comments

We have done our best to provide you with well-fitted, functional, and aesthetically pleasing partial dentures.  We feel confident that after a few weeks of adjustments, you will enjoy years of satisfaction and use.  In the meantime, the following is important information.

New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth.  Several days or even a few weeks will be required for you to become accustomed to them.   Your mouth will most likely have a few sore spots about 24 hours after you first put your new partial dentures in.  An initial readjustment appointment should be made and another appointment, about seven days later, will usually eliminate any other sore areas.  If there are sore places, the patient needs to continue to wear the partial so that we can identify those places. They need to be scheduled for the first adjustment – don’t wait till it hurts.  Remember not to make adjustments or repairs yourself.

Chewing will not feel comfortable for a period of days.  We will adjust the contacting surfaces of your teeth after 24 hours, and again in about one week after the denture have “settled” into place.

  1. You can opt to follow the cleaning instructions for dentures.  Rinse your denture after every meal.  Make sure to clean the area around the clasps or the arms, as trapped food particles and bacteria may cause these anchorage teeth to be more susceptible to decay.  Always store your partial in fresh, clean water at night.  It must be kept hydrated.
  2. Practice conscientious oral hygiene.  Don’t let bacteria erode the foundations of your new partial and the supporting teeth.  Ensure their health by following your dentists’ instructions on daily flossing, brushing and cleaning.
  3. To remove upper or lower denture, slowly pull on the denture while applying a rocking motion. The partial will move a little bit during chewing, but there should be no major shifting or rocking during use. The difference between normal movement and major shifting would be that in major shifting, the position of the clasps on the teeth may change. Major shifting requires an office visit for an adjustment.
  4.  You need to keep your regular periodic exam in order for us to examine your gum tissues for signs of disease.  As you age, your mouth will continue to change as the bone under the denture shrinks or recedes and wears away.  Your dentist is the best person to assess the fit of your partial and monitor for sore spots and retention.  Loose dentures make it hard to eat and speak and do not support the face as well.
  5. Congratulations on your beautiful new smile!  All of us here at Dentista, Inc. would like to thank you, for letting us change your smile & life!  If your friends wonder why you are smiling so much, tell them about us.  Thank you for trusting us with your partial dentures and we look forward to serve you or anyone you refer to us in the future with the same courtesy and respect.

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