It’s more than a denture…. It’s your smile!
Why take care of your dentures?
Caring for your denture on a daily basis can heighten your sense of well being and complement your appearance. In addition, clean dentures help keep the tissues in your mouth healthy and free from unfavourable changes. Your dentures have been fabricated using high-quality materials and it is extremely important that you provide them proper care to get the best service from them.
Regular cleaning using a “soft denture brush” and warm water is the most effective and safe method to clean your denture. If done on a regular basis, this alone will probably keep your denture clean and free from damage. If there are persistent accumulations and/or stains that are difficult to remove, overnight immersion using a commercial “denture cleanser” is recommended.
Denture Care – Taking care of partial dentures
- Clean the denture daily using a “soft denture brush” and warm water. The use of non-abrasive denture cream is suggested. (Regular tooth-pastes are not recommended for daily use. They may abrade and contribute to the loss of luster of the denture teeth and base.)
- Clean your natural teeth thoroughly with a toothbrush, toothpaste, special toothpicks, or interdental brushes to remove the plaque. Do not forget to gently brush the parts of the gums that are covered by the denture.
- Unless our denturist has instructed you otherwise, you should not wear your partial denture overnight.
Denture Care -Taking care of complete dentures
- Rinse the denture and your mouth without the denture with water after every meal
- Clean the denture daily using a “soft denture brush” and warm water. The use of non-abrasive denture cream is suggested. Regular tooth-pastes are not recommended because they may abrade and contribute to the loss of luster of the denture teeth and base.
- Carefully brush the interdental spaces and the inner surfaces of the denture which come in contact with the mucous membrane, for about two minutes. In addition, clean the tongue and palate with a soft brush.
- After brushing thoroughly, rinse denture under running water.
- Unless our denturist has instructed you to do otherwise, you should not wear your denture overnight. This enables the tissue supporting the denture to recover.
- You should keep your denture in water when you are not wearing it. Complete dentures may be immersed in a commercial denture cleaning solution.
- Rinse the denture under running water before wearing it.
Denture Care – To prevent your dentures from becoming damaged please observe the following points:
- Simply immersing your denture in a cleaning solution is inadequate for removing the micro-organisms that live in plaque. You must brush your denture every day.
- Do not immerse your denture in pure alcohol (or a solvent) or clean it with substances of this kind.
- Do not use detergents or dishwashing agents.
- Never clean your denture with hot or boiling water.
- New technologies enable the resin denture base material to be bonded to the metal parts of the denture without any gaps. Older dentures, which were made before these technologies were introduced, should not be placed in cleaning solutions.
- You must support the connecting elements of your partial denture (e.g. clasps) during brushing to prevent deformation.
- If you notice stubborn signs of plaque on your denture (eg dental calculus) ask our denturist at Hillhurst Denture Clinic Calgary to clean the denture professionally. Scraping instruments will damage the denture.
Your Denture has been specially fabricated for your mouth.
Your denture will retain its shape, while your mouth will undergo certain changes. As a result, you should have the fit of your denture checked by our denturist at Hillhurst Denture Clinic Calgary, for example, every 6 months. If you encounter discomfort, do not try to resolve the problem yourself, as you may damage your dentures as well as harm your teeth and gums
The use of adhesives makes the dentures difficult to clean. If adhesives are used on a regular basis, they may even cause damage, Use adhesives only according to the directions of our denturist for a fixed period of time.
Please consult our Calgary denturist Dan Mihajlov if you have any questions.