Dentures are designed to replace the basic function of your missing teeth, whether you are missing multiple teeth or all of them. Your dentures have a base that resembles natural gum tissue and makes sure that they fit firmly in your mouth. Your denture is a removable oral appliance that we create to fit your mouth comfortably.
Many denture wearers like to apply a little denture adhesive to hold their dental work in place and prevent stray food particles from irritating their gums.
When you take your dentures out at the end of the day, you should rinse them thoroughly and brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture brush. You can use denture polish, or a mild dish or hand soap. You should also soak your dentures overnight since they can lose their shape if they are not kept moist. You can talk to our dentist, Dr. BJ Showman about what she recommends when it comes to denture tablets. It’s also important to thoroughly rinse the denture when you take it out at night.
If you are in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 216-241-4303 to speak to a staff member at Downtown Dental Associates.