Your new denture
If you have just had new dentures fitted, here is some advice
·If you have had a tooth out today, please wear your dentures tonight to help them settle into your mouth. After tonight, you should remove your dentures each night to prevent fungal infection.
·It will take a little time to get used to your dentures. They will probably feel large and awkward to begin with but you will get used to them and learn how to control them automatically.
·If talking seems strange to you over the next few days, try reading aloud to yourself to practice using your new dentures.
·If your mouth still feels painful after the first few days, please contact us. We can make some adjustments to get the fit just right. If you do need to come back for an adjustment, please wear your dentures for a day or two beforehand so we can see exactly where the problem is.
·It is important to keep dentures clean. However, you should not use toothpaste as this will damage them. Clean them with washing up liquid or denture cream. You can use an ordinary toothbrush or a special denture brush. If you use a toothbrush, do not use the same one you use on your own teeth,
·When you are not wearing your dentures, you should keep them in water. If they are allowed to dry out, they will warp and no longer fit properly.If you use a soak such as Steradent, please only use it sparingly a couple of times a week, or it may bleach your dentures an unrealistic colour.
·You should not need to put a fixative inside the dentures to keep them in place. If they still feel loose after a few days, contact us on 6777335.
Having a denture made
There are two main types of denture, acrylic and chrome. Basic acrylic dentures are available free of charge to medical card holders, subject to HSE approval. We work with local dental laboratories to make dentures. You will need to visit us several times while your denture is being made, for impression, measurement, try-in and fitting appointments. There is usually a week between visits while we send the work to the lab