Patient Education

The Different Functions and Comfort of New Dentures

Getting used to new dentures isn’t the easiest endeavor in the world. Many new patients complain that they feel uncomfortable or strange. You may discover they fall out easily. However, in following these tips, you can ensure that you’ll be able to wear your dentures with confidence.

A big step in getting used to your new dentures is wearing them as much as you can. If you’re wearing temporary full dentures, you may discover your dentist recommends you wear them all the time, even at night. As you learn instinctively to use your jaw and mouth muscles to keep your dentures in place, it will be easier to perform basic functions such as eating and talking.

When someone is getting used to their new dentures, some turn to denture cream. Denture cream allows your new teeth to stay in place while you get used to wearing them. As your gums heal from their extractions, your dentist will make you a more permanent set that is designed to fit the new shape of your mouth. If you notice lingering soreness after a period of time of wearing your dentures, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

In most cases, it does not take very long to get used to new dentures. Once you have your permanent set, you will want to leave them out while you sleep. Taking them out during the night will allow your gums to rest. Be sure you brush your tongue and gums, as well as keeping your dentures clean to remain good oral hygiene. If you notice after brushing your gums are sore, make sure you are using a gentle toothbrush. Dentists often prefer their patients to use toothbrushes that are labeled as soft bristled, so your gums don’t become irritated or damaged.

Be aware that it is easy to damage new dentures. Dentures are very sensitive, so be sure you do not drop them, or you may cause cracks or loose teeth. If you do notice your dentures are damaged, or fitting abnormal, consult your dentist. Soon, cleaning and caring for your new dentures will be second nature as they become part of your daily routine. Learn more about new dentures by setting an appointment with your dentist

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