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Adjusting to Dentures in 3 Steps

Adjusting to Dentures in 3 Steps

It’s never a good sign when you’re missing teeth unless you’re six years old and expecting a visit from the tooth fairy in Orem. These can lead to cavities, biting issues, uneven facial features, difficulty eating, and even speech issues.

Adult tooth loss in the United States has reached shocking proportions. More than 36 million people worldwide don’t have any teeth and an additional 120 million are without at least one.

Dentures are an excellent option for anyone missing several teeth or who is toothless.

Dentures from Canyon Gate Dental in Orem, led by our experienced Dentist, have helped many patients regain confidence in their smiles. A well-fitting denture may need some adjustment time, but life is a breeze once the wearer has mastered the basics. Our Dentist has built a stellar reputation for his skill in detecting dental issues and developing individualized treatment strategies for each of his patients.

In What Ways Are Dentures Assessed?

Dentures may be the right cosmetic dental option for you, but only after our Dentist has thoroughly examined your mouth. If so, he will go over the many denture options with you and help you decide which is best for you: 

  • Replacement teeth for a partial denture are attached to a metal framework that clasps onto either your natural teeth or a dental crown. They may be taken off.
  • When all teeth in either the upper or lower jaw are lost, full dentures are used to fill the gap. You may be able to receive immediate full dentures fitted if, for instance, you have considerable decay and require several extractions. This will allow you to have teeth immediately after the treatment has been completed. When the gums and bone have healed from tooth extractions, you can switch to conventional full dentures. It usually takes two to three months to do this.
  • When only some of a person’s teeth are lost, an overdenture can be performed to fill in the gaps. If this happens, your bone will be protected, and your gums will stop hurting from all your chewing and biting. The bone in your jaw and the skin around your face can be preserved and facial drooping is avoided with the use of overdentures.

Our Dentist can assist you in selecting the denture type that will best suit your needs. Dentures may be an ancient dental therapy, but they are still effective today. Dentures have come a long way in recent decades, and no one will ever know you aren’t flashing your natural teeth.

Dentures are an inexpensive and rapid solution to a common tooth condition.

How Will the Dentures Feel if I Get Them?

Dentures are a terrific option, but you may be concerned about how they will feel at first or if they will be too noticeable in “real life.” You may find that eating and talking seem unusual at first when you first put in your dentures. Learn how to adapt to your new dentures with these suggestions.

1. Careful Follow-up Is Essential

If the Dentist recommends extractions, you should adhere strictly to his aftercare recommendations. When you adjust to your new dentures, this may be a big help in maintaining your comfort and facilitating a speedy recovery.

2. Give it

Dentures may feel a little loose at first if you’ve just had a major change to your oral health, but have faith! It will take practice for your cheek and tongue muscles to strengthen and adapt to their new role in maintaining your dentures in place.

Similarly, if you notice that you are dribbling more saliva than usual or that your mouth is becoming more tender, you should seek medical attention immediately. When your mouth adjusts to living with dentures, you will notice a reduction in these symptoms.

3. It’s Important to Follow the Guidelines Provided for Care

Dentures can become more comfortable and natural-feeling when proper maintenance and dental hygiene routines are followed. Brush your dentures twice a day, just like you would your natural teeth, to prevent plaque development and discoloration.

You should also take care to clean your gums, tongue, cheeks, and palate.

Rinsing your dentures with water to get rid of leftover food is a must before you clean them. While you are not using your dentures, make sure to store them in a secure location and soak them in water to prevent warping.

There’s a good chance that getting dentures will be the greatest thing for your smile. You’ll become used to them in no time if you follow our advice, and with appropriate maintenance, they’ll retain their shine and strength for years to come.

To find out more about dentures, contact the Canyon Gate Dental location nearest you or schedule an appointment online. If you need us, we’ll be right here.

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