Denture wearers often have difficulty removing their dentures. With the proper preparation and some patience, however, denture removal can be accomplished safely and effectively.
Things You'll Need
- Glass of warm water
- Mouthwash (optional)
- Denture cleansing solution
In your bathroom, stop the sink and fill with warm water. This will help to protect the dentures in case they are dropped.
Place a towel around the sink to protect the dentures from falling on a hard surface. If the bathroom floor is not carpeted, be sure to stand on a towel or bathmat.
Rinse your mouth with warm water or mouthwash. This will help to remove the adhesive.
To remove the top denture, press on the back side of your front teeth with your thumb pushing upward and out of your mouth. To further loosen the top denture, wrap your index finger around the front with your thumb still in place. Gently wiggle the denture forward and backward until it comes loose. Be sure to take your time so as not to irritate your gums or damage the denture.
To remove the bottom denture, grip the front teeth between your thumb and index finger with the thumb on the backside. Gently wiggle the denture back and forth. Push denture toward the front of your mouth and remove.
After removing, follow the denture-care procedure recommended by your dentist. Store your dentures in warm water or a denture-cleansing solution.
Tips & Warnings
- If difficulty in removing dentures persists, consult with your dentist, as your dentures may need to be adjusted.
- Do not try to adjust your dentures by yourself.
What Are the Dangers of Wearing an Ill-Fitting Night Guard?
Night guards are used to treat bruxism, the grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep. They prevent the patient from wearing down...
- How to Get Used to Dentures
- How to Remove Dentures
How to Fix Loose Dentures
Dentures loosen over time for a number of reasons such as a shrinking jaw related to old age, everyday wear and tear,...
How to Tighten Dentures
Dentures are an effective solution for those that need teeth in order to eat and communicate. Dentures can also provide an aesthetic...
Problems With Partial Dentures
The most common partial denture problem is that the dentures are loose. Discover problems with partial dentures with information from a dentist...
Aftercare for Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures are complete or partial dentures that are inserted immediately following the removal of your natural teeth. Your dentures are like...