Frequently Asked Questions: Partial Dentures
Q1. How should I take care of my partial dentures?
There are denture cleaners available in the market. So your dentist can recommend using one of these cleaners. Moreover, you can also use a brush that is specifically designed to clean dentures. Do not use a brush with hard bristles as it can damage your denture. Remember to clean your denture thoroughly by rinsing off loose food particles. Also, at night time, do not forget to keep the denture in water to keep it moist.
Q2. How long will I take to get used to my new partial denture?
It is not uncommon to feel a bit awkward and uncomfortable for the first few weeks. Getting used to the dentures will take some time, especially for speaking and eating with it. You may also feel that the tongue does not have adequate room to move, and may feel minor irritation. But, within a span of a few weeks, you will get used to the dentures.
Q3. How long do dentures last?
There comes a time when a denture will need to be relined or rebased. Even as we grow old, our mouth naturally changes, which can cause the dentures to loosen and get out of shape. It is a good idea to keep visiting a dentist once a year for a checkup of the denture.