How often should I visit the dentist now that I have dentures?
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, you should still visit your CDT once a year. The CDT will be able to evaluate the fit of your denture, offer suggestions for denture care and hygiene, and check for issues that may arise, such as oral cancer and refer you to the appropriate professional.
What if I have an emergency?
Same-day denture service is very helpful if an emergency occurs. Since our clinic has an on-site lab, emergency REPAIRS can be accommodated the same day.
How should I clean my dentures?
Daily care and cleaning of a new denture is very important to help maintain good dental health. For everyday cleaning, use a soft brush and a cleaning agent, such as soap and water, or products sold especially to clean dentures. Be sure to brush both the inside and outside of your denture. This will help eliminate harmful bacteria. We also suggest soaking your denture in water when you take them out at night.
We strongly recommend that you hold your dentures over a sink filled with water when you clean them. This will help prevent breakage if you accidentally drop your denture.
What if my denture is causing soreness on my gums?
It is not unusual for a new denture to create sore spots on your gums. Simply call the clinic that and we will let you know what time of day to return to have your denture adjusted. Adjustments help eliminate sore spots, and there is typically no charge during the first 90 days after treatment. Following 90 days, a small fee may be charged for adjustments.
When should I replace my denture?
Dentures will typically need to be replaced every five to 10 years. Patients find that the fit of their dentures changes over the years as their jaw bone shrinks. Since it is normal for your mouth to change and denture teeth to wear down, have them checked during a yearly denture visit.
Can I repair my denture with super glue?
DO NOT try to repair the break with Super Glue as the glue is not only toxic but is very hard to remove and makes re-joining the break cleanly and precisely almost impossible. Keep any teeth that may break off as this may save the cost of replacing that tooth.