When you first get dentures, there’s a lot of information that you’ll need to help you along your way. Here, we’ve given you a starting point with a list of questions that you should ask after getting dentures.
We have given brief answers to these common questions, however, as one individual’s experience will differ from another’s, we recommend asking your dentist or clinical dental technician, so you can receive more personal advice, specific to your case. Make sure you get the answers you need by writing down your questions before the appointment.
If you’re just considering dentures for now, take a look at our list of questions to ask before getting dentures.
Questions to ask after getting dentures:
- How do I take care of my mouth now that I have dentures?
Brushing the soft tissues as well as brushing and flossing any remaining teeth is still required once you have dentures. Read our top 10 rules for denture wearers to find out more.
- How do I clean my dentures?
Regular brushing at least twice daily with soap and warm water will help to keep your denture clean, however some dentures require soaking overnight in solution so discuss with your dentist if this is applicable to you.
- Do I need to do anything special to take care of my dentures?
We provide a professional cleaning service at a cost of £20.00 which we recommend 3-4 times per year to keep your denture in top condition.
- Will my dentures ever need to be replaced?
Your dentures will need maintenance over time and eventual replacement, the frequency of which will depend upon the rate of jaw bone changes over time. This is more rapid following an extraction and slows down over time.
- How often should I visit the dentist now that I have dentures?
If you have remaining teeth supporting or opposing your dentures, then you will have to visit your dentist at regular intervals. This is usually every 6-12 months depending on your risk of developing dental problems such as decay, gum disease and tooth wear.
If you have complete dentures, then this interval may extend to 24 months, but is still of great importance to ensure the health of your oral tissues is maintained.
- My dentures don’t seem to fit my mouth very well anymore, why could this be?
There are several reasons that your denture could feel loose; gum shrinkage, insufficient gum or bone, dry mouth or if your denture doesn’t reach key areas of stability. Get in touch or book a free consultation and we will help you to get confidence back in your dentures.
- Can I adjust my dentures myself?
Although possible, we do not recommend adjusting dentures yourself as attempting to do so may worsen any issues or lead to breakage.