If you’re new to wearing dentures, it can be intimidating to learn how to put them in. But don’t worry—with some practice, putting in your dentures will become a breeze. Below are a few tips that can help make the process easier.
1. Start with clean hands and dentures
Before you insert your dentures, make sure that both your hands and dentures are clean. Rinse off any excess cleaning solution or saliva from the denture surface and dry them with a soft cloth if necessary. This helps ensure that nothing gets stuck on the denture that could cause irritation or discomfort when it’s worn for long periods of time.
2. Use denture adhesive for added security
If possible, use an adhesive designed specifically for false teeth to give them a little extra security once they’re inserted. Denture paste, powder, or strips can help keep the dentures in place more securely than just relying on suction alone—especially if you have poorly fitting dentures. Put a small amount of adhesive on the inner surface of each side of your dental arch before inserting your dentures into place. Make sure not to use too much adhesive, as this can also cause irritation and discomfort when wearing the denture for extended periods of time.
3. Insert your dentures gently
Once you’ve applied adhesive to your gums and tongue, carefully insert your upper and lower dental arches into position over your gums and tongue, respectively. Be gentle so as not to cause any damage or discomfort while doing so. You should feel the suction created by the fit between your gums and tongue create a secure bond between them and the top of the dental arch when done correctly.
4. Bite down gently to secure the fit
Once you have inserted both dental arches into place, bite down gently but firmly on them for about 30 seconds so that they fit snugly against your gums and tongue without causing any pain or discomfort due to excessive pressure being applied during this step of fitting them correctly. This helps create an even more secure bond between your oral structures and the top of each dental arch which creates more stability when speaking, eating, drinking, etc.
5. Care for your dentures properly
To ensure that your dentures stay in good condition over time, it’s important that you care for them properly each day. Brush your dentures at least twice per day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner (as mentioned above). Make sure to brush all surfaces of the natural teeth – not just on top – as this will help prevent plaque buildup between each tooth, which can cause discolouration over time. Denture wearers should also soak their new dentures each night in a mild solution, such as white vinegar or baking soda, mixed with warm water to break down any remaining bacteria or food particles before putting them back into place for the night. If you have dentures, eating sticky foods like chewing gum can be a real challenge. To help keep your dentures firmly in place, replace your chewing gum habit with no-sugar breath mints for fresh and secure smiles all day long.
Visit our prosthetist to adjust your full or partial dentures
At Custom Denture Clinic, we have state-of-the-art facilities and use advanced technology that allows us to customise your dentures for a perfect fit so that you can feel confident in your smile. It is important to visit our prosthetist regularly for adjustments and check-ups to ensure that your dentures fit properly. Even the slightest changes in the shape of your oral cavity can cause your denture fit to become loosened, uncomfortable, or even painful when wearing them for extended periods of time. Call us to book your online appointment and get the smile you deserve.
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