Great Advice For Denture Wearers

Great Advice For Denture Wearers

Dentures can be difficult to adjust to for first-time denture wearers. Having said that, there are a few things to bear in mind: Eat smaller amounts of softer foods that have been cut into bite-size bits and chewed on both sides of your mouth at the same time. If you’ve mastered it, you’ll be able to eat nearly all of the foods you used to eat with your natural teeth. Can Dentures Be Put in Permanently?

Remember that the entire denture can slip around in your mouth due to the gums underneath it, and this will be exacerbated if you want to feed just on one side of the denture or just on the front teeth. This is not because the denture is ill-fitting, but rather because the laws of mechanics are at work. When dentures are held in place by clasps/teeth or implants, there is usually very little movement, if any at all. If your denture causes soreness or ulceration, your dentist will change it for you; thus, it is important that you see your dentist if this happens. Like a new pair of shoes, most dentures will irritate your mouth, so a denture ‘ease’ will be requested.

S, F, and Th sounds, in particular, may be altered while speaking. Most people adjust to the changes quickly by repeating the difficult words/sounds.

Extreme facial movements, such as screaming or laughing, may cause the dentures to move around in the mouth. If the movement is caused by minor facial movements, the dentist may need to change the denture’s flanges (the parts of the denture that rest on the cheeks).

A denture fixative may be prescribed by your dentist in some cases. This is generally due to a reduction in the actual bone and gums that sustain the denture, and is not a result of the denture that your dentist has designed to suit you.