After wearing the denture/partial for 24 hours, your mouth will have a few "sore spots". These areas can be relieved with very little effort during your next appointment. The new bite may not feel completely comfortable for several weeks. We can adjust the contacting surfaces of your teeth after the dentures/partials have settled into place.
Use special care to clean parts of the partial that contact any natural teeth. Both the partial and the natural teeth must be kept very clean on a daily basis to reduce the chance of new dental decay starting. We recommend leaving your partials out of your mouth at night and soaking in water.
Your denture/partials can be cleaned easily by using a denture brush and mild toothpaste. Denture soaks are also very useful (ex: Polident). Be sure to brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them.
We have done our best to provide you with well-fitted, functional, and esthetic dentures/partials. We feel confident that after a few weeks of becoming adjusted to the new dentures/partials, you will have years of satisfaction from them. Over time, your jawbone and gums shrink when there are teeth missing. When this occurs, your dentures/partials will feel loose and may require relining. Wearing ill-fitting dentures/partials for too long without refitting can cause severe bone loss and very serious oral disease. Please call our dental office if these symptoms occur.
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