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Instructions for patients with complete dentures


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instructions for patients with complete dentures

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Instructions for patients with complete dentures

  1. 1.  It takes 2-3 weeks to adapt to the new denture.  Age is an important factor, older patients need more time to adapt.  Sore spots, Difficulty eating, Difficulty in speaking, Cheek/lip biting, Frustration, will also take place during this time.
  2. 2.  When first using new dentures, only eat soft foods. Once you begin to learn how to use them you can gradually increase the resistance of the food you eat.  Biting with your front teeth will always cause the dentures to tip. Try to use your back teeth and bite food off using the corners of your mouth.
  3. 3.  Place one piece of food on either side of your mouth before chewing. Chewing food on both sides of your mouth at the same time may reduce tipping.  Cut the food by your hands and place it bilaterally in your mouth.  Avoid sticky foods because it will displace the denture.
  4. 4.  Remove the dentures at night to allow the underlying tissue to rest.  Massage the underlying tissue at night by the index finger , to keep your gum healthy which is important for the success of the C.D.
  5. 5.  Remove the C.D after every meal and rinse it well.  Use a toothbrush to clean the food off the denture.  Take care not to drop and break your denture.  Don’t use toothpaste to clean your denture.  After removing the denture at night and cleaning it soak it in a clean water until the morning.
  6. 6. thank you