Dentures or false teeth are removable replacements for missing teeth. Occasionally, it is difficult to adapt to full or partial dentures. At first they may feel loose, bulky, and awkward while speaking. In order for you be comfortable in using dentures and to obtain its best functionality, it is important to know the vital technique in caring and wearing these dentures. Using dentures requires much adjustment and for a quicker adjustment period, you can follow these instructions:
1) At first, wear your dentures all the time.
2) Do not use adhesive unless your doctor advises you to do so. If your doctor advises you to use adhesives, you have to use those products that do not contain zinc. You can ask your doctor for recommendations of the adhesives that may be best for you.
3) You should remove your dentures when you go to sleep.
4) After removing dentures, clean with a toothbrush and place in a bowl of water. They can be soaked in a commercial denture cleanser, but brushing them is essential. You also have to take some precautions while removing them.
5) Any signs of “sore spots,” discomfort, or looseness that is causing you difficulty should be brought to our attention because it can root to some serious problem.
Never adjust the dentures yourself; you have to seek professional help to make all the necessary adjustments. Every person and every mouth is different; therefore, adjustment periods will vary.
Please remember that it will take time for you to become completely comfortable with your new teeth.