We have all been around dentures our entire lives. The problem is that we don’t usually know that we’ve been around them because denture-wearers tend to keep those false chompers private. Therefore, all the information most of us get comes from the media. Commercials, especially, are what we envision when we think of dentures. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t always look that way in reality. We’ve put together a list of a few things to help you make the adjustment to your new teeth.
1) Accept the Learning Curve
There is a definite learning curve when it comes to dentures. You can’t just pop them in and begin using them like a pro. Your muscles will need to learn the new movements required to make them function properly. Give it some time, and you’ll be good to go!
2) The Fit Matters
As you wear your dentures, you might notice that the fit is changing. A loose fit is not acceptable! Your gums will be sore, and you will be miserable. It’s important to check your fit regularly, and have your dentures adjusted whenever the fit becomes uncomfortable.
3) The Rest of Your Mouth
While your teeth are now removable, we are still concerned with the health of the rest of your mouth. Routine dental appointments are an important part of checking for gum disease, oral cancer, and making sure your dentures are fitting well.
Making the switch to dentures is a big deal, and you are sure to learn a lot about the care required as you spend more time with your them. Contact us to set up an appointment where you can ask your questions and have an exam at the same time. We can’t wait to see you soon!