I waited a long time before getting dentures. My Dentist made me wait about 5 months for my mouth to heal. Best decision I think. My oral surgeon was great, and my dentist was top notch. He worked hard to give me natural looking dentures (not chicklet teeth). I love them and they fit wonderful. I use the cream, but going to try the powder. Looking back, I should have gotten them sooner. I love my dentures. I've had them about a year.
I always run my dentures under warm water after taking out. It gets most of the adhesive off. Then I soak them in a denture holder with an overnight cleansing soak tablet. I use Polident overnight soak. Cover your dentures with water, drop in the tablet, and close lid. Next morning rinse them real good and use soft brush. Polident also makes a good 3 minute soak if you need them cleaned right away to use again. Every couple weeks or so, you can use a few drops of bleach in your clean stored water after you've cleaned your dentures. Make sure your dentures are always stored in water if you're not wearing them. Never use abrasive toothpastes on dentures.