What to expect after getting dentures?

Typical concerns after getting dentures include:

  • Dentures may feel loose because the muscles of your cheek and tongue are still learning to keep them in place.
  • Minor irritation or soreness.
  • Saliva flow may temporarily increase.
  • Follow-up appointments are generally made with the dentist after a denture is inserted so it can be checked and adjusted. 

Common CDT codes for Dentures:

  • [5110] Complete denture - Maxillary (Upper)
  • [5120] Complete denture - Mandibular (Lower)
  • [5213] Upper Denture - Partial - Cast Metal Frame
  • [5214] Lower Denture - Partial - Cast Metal Frame
  • [5282] Upper Denture - Removable Unilateral Partial
  • [5283] Lower Denture - Removable Unilateral Partial


1. https://www.ada.org/en/publications/cdt/glossary-of-dental-clinical-and-administrative-ter#fixedpart

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