Partial & Denture
Dentures & Partials | Lake Mary FL Dentist | Family Dental Care
Denture or Partial Denture Post-Operative Care and Instructions
Please note, new and/or refabricated dentures all require
follow-up appointments to adjust the fit to your best comfort level. We strive to work with our patients to assure
your complete comfort and satisfaction.
Please do not hesitate to inform the dentist of any discomfort as you
initially get accustomed to your new denture.
The adjustment process often requires more than one follow-up visit.
Your first denture can be a challenge, one you will want to
approach patiently. All the benefits of
a comfortable, functional denture will come to you with practice and time. Learning to adapt to your denture requires
motivation and a learning curve.
A denture is a rigid appliance, but it rests on soft
tissue. So it’s going to move. The softer the tissue, the more mobility it
will have. You will learn to naturally
compensate for this.
For stability, the denture base is extended in the
mouth. Chewing on only one side of the
mouth will have a tendency to dislodge the other side of a full denture. Remember to chew equally on both side of your
mouth. This may require some
practice. Expect to experience increased
saliva production in the interim. This
is a natural reaction of your body detecting a foreign object in your
mouth. Your body will adjust over time
and the saliva production will lessen.
With natural teeth, most of us rest our tongue just behind
our lower front teeth. But if you have a
habit of moving your tongue back, you’ll lift a lower complete denture out of
place. Your tongue will require
re-training. With practice, you will
adjust over time.
You may notice you sound a little difference in the
beginning. Speech problems associates
with adapting to a new denture are among the first issues you’ll learn to
conquer—and you sound a lot better than you think you do.
Please let us know immediately if sore spots develop. We will work with you to get your denture as
comfortable as quickly as possible.
If you should require urgent assistance after hours, please call: 407-529-5681
Thank you for being a great patient!