New dentures take time to adjust to. You may sense that your appearance, speech, sense of taste and eating may appear different. The denture may also feel tight and bulky. This is normal and you will adjust to your denture over time. Slight adjustments may be necessary in the first few weeks. Practice speaking and eating with your new dentures.

Whilst eating cut food into smaller pieces, eat softer foods and chew smaller portions slowly whilst mastering your new dentures. Avoid crunchy and crusty foods in the early days.

It is recommended you remove your dentures overnight. This allows the gum tissues a chance to rest and is better oral hygiene, reducing the chance of infections and irritations. 


Removal of the dentures also prevents grinding and clenching of the teeth which increase wear and tear on them and other  complications.


After cleaning the dentures thoroughly, place them in a special cleaning solution or water.

Dentures must be kept clean to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections. Clean your dentures as you would your natural teeth, twice a day and after eating if necessary.
Clean your dentures over a bowl of water or folded towel in case you drop them. Rinse away any food particles using a soft toothbrush and a mild soap. Ensure to brush the entire denture. Effervescent denture cleaners may be used to remove more stubborn stains. 

Avoid abrasive or bleach products. Do not use hot or boiling water.
If your denture has a tartar build up or is heavily stained, we can give them a professional clean ensuring your denture looks brand new.
Regular check ups are necessary for all denture wearers.

Ideally you should have your denture checked once a year as after some time, the denture may feel loose or uncomfortable. Loose dentures can cause irritations and ulcers which may become painful or infected.
An acrylic or plastic denture is made from medical grade acrylic. It is usually at least 2.5mm thick to give it strength and usually covers at least 2/3rds of the mouth. It is easily repaired and to have teeth added.

A metal denture is made from cast chrome cobalt alloy. It is usually only 0.5mm thick and only covers 1/4 of the area of an acrylic denture. It is rare that metal dentures break and they can have teeth added, although it is a more complicated process. Whilst metal dentures are more comfortable to wear and much stronger, they do cost more.

Contact our friendly team for any other questions you may have

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