Replacing missing teeth (implants)
Getting used to new dentures
Sometimes a particular area can be very sore – if this does not settle down within a week it is probably part of the denture digging into the gum too much.
Contact us at the practice and we will get you to come in so that the dentist can shave down that part of the denture. Most people need their new denture trimmed at least once to ease sore spots.
Do not expect to be eating and chewing hard food immediately. Build up from soft foods slowly to suit yourself.
It is usually recommended that you remove new dentures for eating for the first week until your gums start to get accustomed to the dentures.
What foods can be eaten with dentures depend on the individual – some people can’t get on with hard or chewy foods and some can.
It is very important to look after your denture properly or you can get gum infections that can be painful and cause bad breath. Any other teeth remaining can be damaged and lost also.
Your denture(s) should be taken out all night every night and left in a denture disinfectant.
All dentures absorb water and bacteria – these must be all killed. The gums must be allowed to recover overnight, having your dentures in all the time is like leaving shoes and socks on all the time (only much worse).
You should brush your denture regularly with a soft toothbrush.
No one enjoys going to the dentist but Dr McEniff takes the stress away for me and my family. His excellent and comforting manner is beyond reproach.
Niall, Caitriona, Aisling (7 yrs), and Orlagh (5 yrs), Cabinteely
I have been a patient of Brian’s since he first started in Rathmines. I have always been put at ease by his friendly and considerate ways and the Dental work has always been of the highest standard. All my own and my extended family now see him.
Dr McEniff has being looking after my own and my family’s teeth for over six years and we are all very happy with the treatment provided. His emphasis has always being on prevention and any time work has been done he has made it very easy. None of us worry about going to see him.
I have been a patient at the Rathmines Dental Practice for 5 years and I found it to be very professional and efficient. I have recently started to bring my children and they have benefited from the relaxed atmosphere and level of service. I would personally recommend the clinic for high quality dental work and its excellent service.
I have attended Brian McEniff’s dental surgery in Rathmines for over four years now. The standards of customer service are extremely courteous and professional at all times. Brian is obviously a very experienced dentist and I consider the treatment I have received to be as good as it gets. In particular Brian’s willingness to discuss any problems and options for treatment is very reassuring.
I can’t recommend this Dental Practice enough. From the moment you walk in the door there is such a friendly atmosphere. Brian, Lynne and Amy are a fantastic team. They have helped me overcome my fear and always make me feel at ease. I am so glad that these guys were recommended to me through a friend. They are professional and excellent at their job. Wishing them many more years of success.