Many adults replace missing teeth with regular dentures, whether it’s a full set or just partial, it can alter a person’s appearance, their confidence and make a huge difference in their daily activities.
New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. Eating will take a little practice, you will chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the dentures from shifting. Pronouncing certain words may require practice, occasionally they may slip when you laugh, cough or smile. Jaw and gum lines can change shape over time due lifestyle and age, and this can cause false teeth to become loose or ill fitting.
Loose- fitting dentures can:
- Affect the way a person speaks.
- Be uncomfortable or even painful to wear.
- Cause sore spots in your mouth.
- Cause stomach problems from not being able to chew food properly.
- Cause changes in your facial features.
- Cause embarrassment if the dentures keep falling down, especially in public.
- Irritate the gums, causing mild or severe inflammation of the mouth.
- Cause jaw bone atrophy.
- Cause gag reflex.
- Cause gum diseases.
- Cause mouth infections, such as Chelitis.
To prevent all these troubles, your dentures will need to be relined, remade or rebased as a result of normal wear.
We recommend the follow tips to help you care for dentures:
- When handling dentures, place them over a folder towel or a water container.
- Don’t let dentures dry out.
- Brushing dentures daily to remove food and dental plaque.
- Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert dentures.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
See your dentist if dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don’t be tempted to adjust them yourself, this can damage them beyond repair.
With regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their regular dentures with a smile, but if you prefer avoid these aches and messy glues, your dentist can suggest other alternatives in modern cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants, snap in dentures and All-on-4 Implants. Ask our professional staff and they will answer all your questions about oral health.