Sore Spots: In most cases, your mouth will have a few “sore spots” after wearing the denture/partial within the first week. After the first week if your mouth has not adjusted and the pain still exists, adjustments are needed to the denture/partial. These areas can be relieved with very little effort during your next appointment.
Dentures only: Gently brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them.
Partials only: 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 have done our best to provide you with well-fitted, functional and esthetic dentures/partials. We're confident that after a few weeks of becoming adjusted to your new dentures/partials, you will have years of satisfaction from them. In the absence of missing teeth, your jawbone and gums shrink. When this occurs, your dentures/partials will feel loose and may require relining. Wearing ill-fitting dentures/partials for too long without refitting may cause severe bone loss and very serious oral disease. Please call our office if you experience these symptoms.