Dentures invariably occupy more space in the mouth than natural teeth.

Wearing the appliance continuously enables the tongue and tissues to more quickly gain tolerance of the new denture. Wearing your denture at night may be dictated by personal preference however it is recommended that dentures are removed at night.

Should dentures be worn overnight?

This is totally your choice but it is recommended that you leave your dentures out at night. If you find that your jaws or the muscles of your face ache by over closing your jaws without the dentures - leave them in - on the other hand, if you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep - take them out as it will reduce the breakdown of your gums.  Partial dentures should be removed to prevent the decay of your natural teeth.

When should I make an appointment?

  • if your present dentures are in excess of 2 years old,
  • if they show excessive wear, or are ill fitting and cause discomfort.
  • if you consider your facial features are lacking support.

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