15 New Dentures
I know that you'll be happy with your new dentures. They look very natural.
They look like your natural teeth.
Your facial expression may be a little different for a couple of weeks.
After they're worn for a while the muscles of the lips and cheeks will become adjusted, and a natural facial expression will return，
They look good, Doctor, but I'm worried about talking and eating.
You can accustom yourself to speaking with them by reading aloud when you're at home alone. Speak slowly and pronounce each word very carefully. Eat soft foods until the tender gums heal.
Should I take any special care when eating food?
When you bite a piece of food, press the food against the upper teeth. At the same time, break the food off with a twisting motion of the hand. This will hold the dentures in place. Take small bites of food and chew slowly and thoroughly.
Should I wear the denture all of the time?
At first wear the denture at all times, except when you clean them.
Wearing them all the time helps to shorten the adjustment period. If they become too uncomfortable, please telephone me for an adjustment appointment.
Are there other adjustments I may need?
Artificial dentures must be kept clean to keep their beauty and to preserve the health of your mouth.
How should I clean them?
A denture brush with a denture cleanser is the best way.
A denture brush has bristles that are stiffer than those in an ordinary toothbrush.
Is ordinary soap alright to use when cleaning the denture?
Ordinary soap can also be used to brush them clean. Clean them once a day.
If you're not wearing your dentures, be sure to keep them in a cup of water, so they won't become too dry.
If they're dry for a long time they may bend (warp) and lose their good fit. You must remember.
Is there anything else I should remember, Doctor?
Yes. You must remember that your mouth tissues (gums) are always changing.
These changes might cause a loosening of your dentures. It may be necessary to rebuild or rebase your dentures.
It's impossible to determine (predict) how soon or how often the rebuilding or rebasing will have to be done.
Each patient is different. Everyone who wears dentures should go to his dentist for regular checkups, so that necessary corrections and adjustments can be made. Loose, ill-fitting, or improperly cared for (unclean) dentures can cause severe damage to mouth tissues，I'm pleased with my denture, Doctor. Thank you very much.