COMPLETE UPPER AND/OR LOWER DENTURES
Leave denture(s) in for 48 hours. Apply gentle pressure for first couple hours. Avoid chewing.
Stick to a soft diet for a couple weeks.
After first 48 hours, remove denture(s), rinse off any debris or dry blood, rinse mouth with warm salt water. For first week or two, remove dentures often to clean, and rinse mouth.
Take 400 to 600mg of Ibuprofen or Tylenol every 4 hours as needed.
CARE FOR DENTURE(S)
Remove denture every night to allow tissue to breathe. Clean denture(s) with a soft toothbrush and denture cleaner, mouthwash, or dish soap. (Toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures.)
Minor adjustments to denture may be necessary to relieve pressure points and rubbing spots. You may experience some discomfort for several weeks. It is important to have the dentist adjust denture rather than attempt to tolerate any pain.
Soft relines are necessary as tissue shrinks, resulting in denture becoming loose or possibly cracking. Three soft relines and adjustments are included with the denture cost. Avoid use of denture cleaners as they damage the soft reline; use cold water only.
Hard relines are required 8 months after initial insertion of denture(s) (This cost is separate).
~Dr. Scott Thordarson