Are you getting dentures to replace your missing teeth? If so, congratulations! Dentures are a great way to repair your smile, restore your bite, and boost your self-confidence. Here’s what you need to know about your dentures to keep them in tip-top shape!
1. There Is an Adjustment Period for Dentures
When you first get your dentures, it will take a while for you and your mouth to get used to them. At first, your mouth will feel like there is an alien object in it and you may find your tongue rubbing against your dentures frequently. You may also get ulcers on your gums while your mouth is adjusting. However, don’t stress. The discomfort is temporary and should subside over time!
2. Cleaning Your Dentures Is Crucial
When you wear your dentures every day, they will get dirty and gather bacteria just like natural teeth. In order to avoid gum disease and cavities in any of your existing teeth, you have to clean your dentures. There are special denture cleaners that you can use daily to disinfect your dentures.
3. Practice Makes Perfect
While your mouth is getting used to your dentures, you will have to practice eating and speaking, too! It can take time to get it down, but you will soon feel confident using your new teeth. You can practice eating certain types of foods to figure out the most comfortable way for you to chew. You may also have to practice saying your “s’s” because you may have a slight lisp when you first start wearing your dentures.
4. Don’t Put Off Repairs
Over time, your dentures may get damaged from regular wear. Don’t put off getting them repaired. The longer you wear them when they’re broken, the more damage that can occur to the appliances and potentially to your mouth.
Start Your Denture Journey
Are you ready to get started on your denture journey? At Paris Mountain Dental, we are pleased to offer a variety of tooth replacement options, including full and partial dentures. Please contact us to schedule your consultation!