FAQs

Common Denture Questions and Concerns

How often should I replace my dentures?

You should replace your dentures every 5 years.

Side view of partial dentures

Is it necessary to have a lower partial denture?

A partial denture helps to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting in your mouth. It will also help stabilize your upper denture and improve chewing.

How often should my dentures be relined?

Generally, dentures should be relined every 2 years.

How can I make chewing with new dentures easier?

When first wearing new dentures, avoid hard foods in favour of soft, non-fibrous foods. Try taking smaller bites and chewing gently to prevent dentures from becoming loose. Reintroduce solid foods to your diet gradually, in order to avoid discomfort and sore spots. With practice and patience you will soon be able to enjoy most foods again!

What is a BPS® denture?

It stands for Biofunctional Prosthetic System, which consists of professional, top-of-the-line products from Ivoclar Vivadent. These precision dentures are able to closely reflect a variety of natural tooth shapes for a more genuine smile. State-of-the-art materials, coupled with expert techniques, result in great-fitting, wear-resistant dentures. Comfort and esthetics are the BPS standard!

What should I use to clean my dentures?

We recommend using a soft toothbrush to remove any food particles before soaking your dentures in Renew® Denture Cleaner for 20 minutes a day. Make sure to rinse your dentures well under cool water before putting them back into your mouth. It is not recommended to use toothpaste or denture brushes as they can be very abrasive and cause micro-scratches to the teeth and pink acrylic of your denture, which can cause staining and plaque buildup.

Where do I purchase Renew® Denture Cleaner?

You can purchase Renew Denture Cleaner from any denture clinic. We always keep it in stock, and offer sample packages for you to try.

Will my immediate dentures feel just like “real” teeth?

Your dentures may feel odd at first—you may even gag slightly once they are in. New dentures may feel slightly uncomfortable or even loose until your cheek muscles and tongue learn to keep them in place. You may also notice excess saliva in your mouth. Within a few days, however, your dentures should begin to feel normal.

Is it usual to develop a sore spot under my dentures?

Sore spots are normal and can be relieved by a few small adjustments. As your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, the sore spots should gradually lessen. It is important that you do not try to adjust your dentures by yourself, as you may jeopardize the fit, function and guarantee of your dentures. If you need an adjustment, come see our licensed denturist.

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