What to Expect with Dentures

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What to Expect with Dentures

Dentures are a great removable teeth replacement option if you lost all or most of your teeth. However, getting dentures and a full mouth of teeth back requires a little bit of adjustment and getting used to. As a result, to make your dentures experience as positive as possible, it’s important to know what to expect. What exactly do you need to expect once you replace your missing teeth and restore your smile with dentures? Keep reading to find out.

What to Expect with Dentures:

  • In the beginning, your new denture may feel awkward or bulky. This is normal, and over time you will get more and more used to it.
  • Inserting and removing the denture will require some practice.
  • Never force your partial denture into place, especially by biting down. Doing that could cause the clasps to bend or break.
  • Follow your dentist’s instructions. They will tell you how long the denture should be worn and when it should be removed.
  • Initially, you may be asked to wear your partial denture all the time. While this might not be the most comfortable scenario, it’s the quickest way to identify areas that may need adjustment.
  • If the denture puts too much pressure on a particular area, that spot will become sore. Your dentist will adjust the partial denture to fit more comfortably. After making adjustments, your dentist will probably recommend that you take the partial denture out of your mouth before going to bed and replace it in the morning.
  • Eating should become more enjoyable after you get dentures. Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on both sides. Avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum as well during the adjustment period.
  • Dentures can actually improve your speech. If you find it difficult to pronounce certain words, practice reading out loud. Repeat the words that give you trouble. With time, you will become accustomed to speaking properly with your partial denture.

For more information about dentures or to schedule your appointment, contact our experienced dental team at Fine Arts Dentistry today.

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