A new set of dentures requires an adjustment period for most patients to get comfortable using them. While dentures may feel too large for your mouth at first, you can acclimate to them by reading out loud, which allows you to learn how they work while speaking. This simple activity can speed up your adjustment period.
Once you get past the initial awkwardness, your dentures will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Full dentures replace all of your teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth, while partial dentures replace just a few missing teeth. Partial dentures are an option for patients who don’t want — or can’t have — a dental bridge.
When you come in for your consultation about full or partial dentures, or a dental bridge, your dentist provides a personalized evaluation and treatment plan that suits your needs and restores your smile.
Caring for your dentures is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Dentures are also removable for easier and more thorough cleaning. Your dentures need brushing at least twice daily to stay clean, and your gums also require brushing when you remove your dentures.
Dentures need to stay in water when they’re not in your mouth, as they can dry out. Adding mouthwash or denture-cleaning tablets to the water keeps your dentures fresh.
In short, yes! It’s a common misconception that patients with full dentures don’t need regular dental exams.
However, even if you don’t have your real teeth, you still need your dentist to examine your gums, make adjustments to your dentures so they maintain a comfortable fit, and perform your oral cancer screenings.
Your dentures are custom designed to fit your gums securely. Their movement should be extremely limited, but over time, they can loosen or begin to slip. Dentures that don’t stay firmly in place can cause sore spots in your mouth.
Many patients find that denture adhesives reduce any movement, but if your dentures continue to come loose, you can call the team at Roslyn Family Dental to make adjustments. Sore spots from dentures can worsen quickly, perhaps leading to an infection, so it’s important to have your dentures adjusted as soon as you notice a problem.
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