How to Take Care of Your Dentures
Taking good care of your dentures helps them to last longer and feel better for you. To clean your dentures, remove your dentures and brush them at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner. At night, soak your dentures in a denture cleaning solution.
To keep them clean throughout the day, take your dentures out and rinse them with water after eating. At your regular dental checkups, we’ll also thoroughly clean your dentures and make sure they’re in good shape.
What to Do if Your Denture Breaks
If your denture breaks, call our office at (724) 935-2100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gabriel. He can assess the state of your denture and determine if it can be repaired or needs to be replaced.
We recommend against trying to repair your denture at home. At-home repairs can cause more harm to your denture or to yourself. We know it can be difficult to go without your denture, but it’ll only be for a short amount of time.
All dentures eventually need replacement. Over time and with everyday use, they wear out and loosen. You’ll feel this beginning to happen when your dentures don’t stay in place for as long as they used to. They may slide around and make it difficult for you to eat and speak.
If your dentures have become loose, Dr. Gabriel can look at them and determine if you need a replacement. You can also replace your dentures if they’ve broken or don’t fit properly.