For most patients, it takes a few weeks to get used to their new dentures. To help a patient adjust, a client’s dentures should be worn as much as possible during the adjustment phase.
Foods that could dislodge the dentures – corn on the cob, apples, etc. – should be avoided. Problem foods should be cut into smaller more manageable chunks. Small, chunky food, chewed at the back of the mouth helps to seat the denture while eating with the front teeth can dislodge the denture.
If any issues arise with a denture it is advisable to return to a dentist as soon as possible.
Individuals should never try and adjust their own dentures as damage to the dentures and the mouth of the individual could be incurred. The legal obligation of the dentist can be voided in these situations.
No denture is permanent. Bones and the soft tissue of the mouth continually change. Only a professional and fully registered dentist can determine if a mouth is healthy and determine if new dentures are required.
Annual check-ups with a qualified dentist should be attended.