Frequently Asked Questions

Common Denture Questions and Concerns


How often should I replace my dentures?
You should replace your dentures every 5 years.


Is it necessary to have a lower partial denture?
A partial denture helps to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting in your mouth. It will also help stabilize your upper denture and improve chewing.


How often should my dentures be relined?
Generally, dentures should be relined every 2 years; however, this is not always the case. It is best to come see us for a complimentary check-up appointment to see how your denture is fitting, and to see if any adjustments are needed. 


How can I make chewing with new dentures easier?
When first wearing new dentures, choose soft, non-fibrous foods in lieu of hard foods. Try taking smaller bites and chewing gently to prevent dentures from becoming loose. Reintroduce solid foods to your diet gradually, in order to avoid discomfort and sore spots. With practice and patience, you will soon be able to enjoy most foods again!


What is a BPS® denture?
BPS stands for Biofunctional Prosthetic System. These precision dentures are able to closely reflect a variety of natural tooth shapes for a more genuine smile. Quality materials, coupled with precise measurement techniques, result in great-fitting, wear-resistant dentures. Comfort and esthetics are the BPS standard!


What should I use to clean my dentures?
We recommend using a soft toothbrush to remove any food particles before soaking your dentures in Renew® Denture Cleaner for 20 minutes a day. Make sure to rinse your dentures well under cool water before putting them back into your mouth. It is not recommended to use toothpaste or denture brushes as they can be very abrasive and cause micro-scratches to the teeth and pink acrylic of your denture. This can cause staining and plaque buildup.


Where do I purchase Renew® Denture Cleaner?
You can purchase Renew Denture Cleaner from any denture clinic. We always keep it in stock and offer sample packages for you to try.


Will my immediate dentures feel just like “real” teeth?
Your dentures may feel odd at first—you may even gag slightly once they are in. New dentures may feel slightly uncomfortable or even loose until your cheek muscles and tongue learn to keep them in place. You may also notice excess saliva in your mouth. Within a few days, however, your dentures should begin to feel normal.


Is it usual to develop a sore spot under my dentures?
Sore spots are normal and can be relieved by a few small adjustments. As your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, the sore spots should gradually lessen. It is important that you do not try to adjust your dentures by yourself as you may jeopardize the fit, function and guarantee of your dentures. If you need an adjustment, come see our licensed denturists.