Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Eggs
Protein Shakes
Smoothies
Ensure
Boost
Applesauce
Oatmeal
Yogurt with Fruit
Mashed Potatoes
Extra Well Done Vegetables

  •       carrots, cauliflower, peas
  •       other possible veggies are squash, zucchini, broccoli

Hearty Soups
     - cream of asparagus, lentil, minestrone, split pea
Juices

  •       cranberry, apple, grape
    •      avoid a lot of citrus juice

Jello
Pudding/Custard
Soft Fruits

  •      -bananas, papaya, berries, canned peaches or pears

Tofu
Pasta
Fish

  •       soft white fish, sole, trout

Conventional Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures

Denture Adhesive

Soft Foods  (If you have been instructed to be on a soft food diet, please see the following recommendations.)

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Immediate Dentures

 Regular dental hygiene appointments, are crucial to your oral healthcare.  The frequency of these appointments will be scheduled according to each individual patient’s specific needs.  In addition, regular evaluation of your dentures or removable prostheses should be made at regular intervals.  This will ensure that proper function will be optimized.

Typically denture adhesive is not needed for a well fitting and well adapted denture.  However, occasionally  individual anatomy of a patient may necessitate the use of denture adhesive.  Therefore, the correct use of a denture adhesive is important to help maintain long term health of the underlying tissues. 

Maintenance and Home Care

The following are recommended guidelines for the care and maintenance of dentures:

Rinse your dentures after every meal.  Careful daily removal of bacteria that are present in the mouth as well as on dentures is of great importance to minimize risk of contracting a Candida infection, commonly known as “thrush”, and to help to contribute to good oral and general health.

To reduce levels of biofilm and potentially harmful bacteria and fungi, patients who wear dentures should do the following:

           a) Dentures should be cleaned daily by soaking and brushing with effective, non-abrasive denture cleanser.
               (Toothpaste is not recommended, regular Soft Soap liquid hand soap works well.)
          b) Denture cleansers should only be used to clean dentures outside of the mouth.  Do NOT use denture cleansers on dentures with a plastic attachments used for implant                 retention.
          c) Dentures should be thoroughly rinsed with water after soaking and brushing before placing back into the mouth.

Dentures should NEVER be placed in boiling water.

Dentures should not be soaked in bleach, or in products containing sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for periods that exceed 10 minutes.  Doing so may damage the dentures.   This includes over the counter denture cleaners.

To prevent warping, dentures should be stored completely immersed in water, when not in the mouth.

It is not recommended that dentures be worn for continuous periods of more than 24 hours per day.

Please remove your dentures at night while you are sleeping.

Patients who wear dentures should be checked annually at our office for maintenance of denture fit and function, evaluation of loss of bone, oral lesions, and for assessment of oral health status.  Dentures should be cleaned annually by our office using ultrasonic cleansers to minimize biofilm accumulation over time. 

 If you get a “sore spot” call our office right away to have your denture evaluated and / or adjusted to prevent further irritation.

 Implant Bar / Implant Abutments (Locator Abutments / Ball Abutments)

Implant Bars, Locator Abutments and Ball Abutments aid in retention and stability of the denture.  Attachments are placed in the denture which connects to the bar and/or the abutments which attach to the implants.

Maintenance – Keeping the appliances clean is of utmost importance; plaque and tartar build up on the bar and/or on and around the implant abutments may result in improper fit of the dentures.  Our office will provide you with an interdental brush that should be used to clean above and below the bar and/or abutments.  You may also use “Super Floss”, regular dental floss, or other interdental brushes to sustain good oral hygiene daily.

Visiting our office for routine dental hygiene appointments, along with homecare will benefit the lifetime of the prosthesis and components. 

Adhesives

If you choose to use a denture adhesive- extended use should not be considered without periodic evaluation of denture quality and health of the supporting tissues by your dentist or Dr. Faulkner.

Improper use of zinc-containing denture adhesives may have adverse systemic effects. Therefore, as a cautionary measure, zinc-containing denture adhesives should be avoided.

Adhesive should only be used in sufficient quantities (3 or 4 pea sized dollops) on each denture to provide added retention and stability to the prosthesis.

If increasing amounts of adhesive are required to achieve the same level of retention, please follow-up with our office to evaluate the fit and stability of the prosthesis.

Adhesive placed in the denture should be completely removed on a daily basis.


If you have any questions, please call our office (513) 489-8070

An Immediate Denture is a prosthesis placed immediately after removing teeth.  The Denture should not be removed until you have a post-operative visit with our office the following day (this is the only time it is okay to sleep in your denture). An Immediate Denture should be treated as a Conventional Denture, although as healing occurs from extractions, the bone in the mouth will remodel and re-shape possibly causing the denture to become “loose”.  If this occurs you may need to come back to the office (sometimes more than once) to have a soft liner put into the denture for better stability and fit.  In most occurrences, even after the soft liners, the denture may need to be relined or even remade.  Salt water rinses should be used to promote healing.  A soft food regimen should be followed for 7-10 days following extractions.

Directions for Salt water rinse:  Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of warm water.  Rinse for 30 seconds, expectorate, and repeat 2 additional times.  Repeat the salt water rinses 3-4 times, per day, for 10 days.

The following are recommended guidelines for the care and maintenance of dentures:

Rinse your dentures after every meal.  Careful daily removal of bacteria that are present in the mouth as well as on dentures is of great importance to minimize risk of contracting a Candida infection, commonly known as “thrush”, and to help to contribute to good oral and general health.

To reduce levels of biofilm and potentially harmful bacteria and fungi, patients who wear dentures should do the following:

          a) Dentures should be cleaned daily by soaking and brushing with effective, non-abrasive denture cleanser.
              (Toothpaste is not recommended, regular Soft Soap liquid hand soap works well.)
          b) Denture cleansers should only be used to clean dentures outside of the mouth.  Do NOT use denture cleansers on dentures with a soft liner.
          c) Dentures should be thoroughly rinsed with water after soaking and brushing before placing back into the mouth.

Dentures should NEVER be placed in boiling water.

Dentures should not be soaked in bleach, or in products containing sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for periods that exceed 10 minutes.  Doing so may damage the dentures.  If the denture has a soft liner DO NOT soak in bleach or any other cleaner.  This includes over the counter denture cleaners.

To prevent warping, dentures should be stored completely immersed in water, when not in the mouth, including dentures with soft liners.

If you have any questions, please call our office (513) 489-8070​

Regular dental prophylaxis (dental cleaning) is essential to the health and well-being of the oral cavity.  Evaluation of the hard and soft tissues, as well as, cancer screenings are performed at each visit.  It is of the upmost importance to diagnose and arrest disease in the early stages to ensure successful maintenance of the natural dentition and any dental prosthesis that has been fabricated for you.

Dental Hygiene Appointments

​​6355 E. Kemper Rd, Suite 150

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

 Robert F. Faulkner, D.D.S., Inc.​​