Tips For Transitioning to Dentures

If you’ve lost all or most of your natural teeth, then Dentures are an excellent solution to replace them and provide a wide range of benefits. However, transitioning to dentures takes a bit of time and a period of adjustment, as your cheeks and tongue get used to the new appliances. The good news is that there are things you can do to speed up this process, and avoid the discomfort that can sometimes occur.

There are many different types of dentures, and they can be fabricated using a variety of materials, depending on your needs. Acrylic is the most common, but porcelain can also be used to make them look more natural. Some people even choose to have their dentures shaped and colored to match the color of their remaining natural teeth.

Dentures can be worn at any age, and are most often used by patients who have experienced a significant loss of teeth due to disease or trauma. If you have broken, chipped, or damaged teeth, then replacing them with dentures will improve your smile and provide the support necessary for healthy gums and jawbone density.

A full set of dentures replaces the entire arch of teeth, and is typically worn when you have lost all or most of your natural teeth. The most common reason for this is that a patient has lost their teeth due to severe tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease. A full set of dentures can restore your dental health, improve the aesthetics of your smile, and boost your self-confidence.

In order to create a custom denture, a dentist will take an initial impression of the maxillary and mandibular ridges of your mouth. This is usually done using standard impression material, and it is not a very detailed or accurate impression. After the initial impression has been taken, a second and much more detailed impression will be taken of the ridges, usually with polyvinyl siloxane impression material. The result is a denture that is designed to fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth.

Denture wearers should brush their gums, palate, and tongue daily to remove plaque and to stimulate circulation in the tissues. This will prevent the formation of sores that can be uncomfortable or even painful, and will help to keep the dentures clean. It is also a good idea to soak your dentures in water or denture-soaking solution on a regular basis, as this will help keep the base moist.

It can take a while to get used to speaking and eating with dentures, so it’s important to practice regularly. If you are having trouble pronouncing certain words, it may be helpful to repeat them out loud. In time, you should be able to speak normally with your dentures in place.

If you have just had your teeth removed and have been fitted with a new set of dentures, it’s a good idea to stick to a liquid diet for the first few days. This could include apple sauce, pudding, soup, and other soft foods that don’t require a lot of chewing. This will allow your gums and jawbone to heal before you try to chew with your dentures again.