Sudbury Smiles Dentistry
Dr. Alan Kwong Hing

Denture FAQs

how-to's for your new dentures


How to wear your complete denture

At first, your full dentures may feel very awkward, however, over time, you will learn how to use your gums, jaws, and cheek muscles to keep your dentures in place. Some prefer using denture cream to keep their teeth firmly attached to their gums during the day.  This is particularly useful if you plan on eating food that would typically be somewhat difficult, such as apples or steak.

Your complete denture is not fitting comfortably

If you find that your complete dentures feel uncomfortable, it’s best to see the office about it immediately. Don’t put it off, as wearing dentures that are even slightly warped can result in sores forming along the insides of the cheeks and gums. Fixing your dentures yourself is also not recommended, as you may end up doing more damage than good. 

How to take care of your complete denture

Taking care of your complete dentures isn’t a difficult task. Some prefer to soak their dentures overnight in a special solution to keep them clean, while others prefer to brush and polish them gently. Be sure to brush your gums and tongue regularly as well to maintain a healthy mouth.

How to take care of your Partial Denture

Care for partials varies depending on the type. For example, cleaning removable partials is usually a simple matter of soaking them overnight in a specific cleaning solution or washing them gently with mild soap and water. When brushing, be sure to floss thoroughly and clean the gums the dentures usually cover, as this will prevent plaque and gum disease. 



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