While dentures are durable and long-lasting, they still need regular servicing by a denture care clinic to make them last as long as possible. Getting dentures also doesn’t replace your need for regular oral health exams. There’s a lot you need to know about dentures to keep them working well – and to keep your mouth healthy.
Here’s what you should ask your denture service provider after you get your dentures.
Denture Care and Questions
What steps should I take to care for my oral health? If you’ve had extractions, you’ll have to take special care of the wounds until they are fully healed. You’ll also have to take steps to care for your ongoing oral health after they are healed. Make sure you get clear instructions from your dental care professional on how to properly care for your mouth.
How should I care for my dentures? You have invested time, money, and effort into your dentures – you want to make them last as long as possible. Ask your denturist how to care for them, as exact instructions will vary based upon whether you have full dentures, partial dentures, flexible partial dentures, or implant dentures.
What foods should I avoid? There are certain foods that you should avoid when you have dentures, but the list can change depending on which type of dentures you have. Ask your care provider for a comprehensive list of foods that you should avoid to keep your dentures in top shape.
How often should I come in for denture service? Though dentures are semi-permanent tooth replacements, they still need regular care. You will need to visit your denture care clinic regularly for oral exams and denture service – make sure you know how frequently you’re expected to come in.
How will I know if I need a denture repair or denture reline? Sometimes you need denture service between your regular visits, but the symptoms aren’t obvious. Ask your denturist what signs might indicate the need for an extra office visit, which might include a denture repair or reline.