Here are a few important steps you should take to care for your denture or partial denture:
- Do not wear your dentures to sleep: You should always take your dentures out before you go to bed and place them in a cup of water.
- Cleaning your denture regularly: When you go to bed, you should take your denture out and brush it with a denture cleaning paste and cold water. You can use either a regular toothbrush or larger denture brush. You should fill the sink up with water in case you drop it. Also, do not use regular toothpaste because the abrasive in the toothpaste can actually wear down the denture.
- Soak your denture in a cleaning product: Occasionally, use a commercial product (like Efferdent) as directed to clean the denture in a cup of water.
- Rinse your mouth with mouthwash: After you take your denture out at night, you should rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
- Schedule routine appointments with your dentist: You should routinely see your dentist for regular check-ups and to adjust the denture if any sores develop.
How implants have changed the way I make dentures:
Over twenty-five years ago, my wife and I moved to south Florida from Boston, where I attended and taught at Tufts Dental School. My office has been located in the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach area since moving to Palm Beach County. In my practice, implant dentures have become a common dental procedure. New patients will present to our office with an ill-fitting denture or partial denture. We are often able to use dental implants to drastically improve its comfort and fit. The implants serve as an anchor and hold the denture in place while chewing and speaking. Quite honestly, our patients typically cannot understand how they used to cope with their old denture before implants. If you have an uncomfortable denture or you are considering a new denture, partial denture or implant denture, we would gladly provide a complimentary evaluation: