Dentures give people who have lost some or all of their teeth the ability to speak, eat, and smile again. They also help support the lips and cheeks and improve a patient’s appearance. Getting new dentures can be a daunting experience because you don’t know what to expect.
We are here to help. Christie Dental explains the things you should expect from your new dentures.
It Takes Time to Adjust to Your Dentures
As an expert in senior and pediatric dentistry in Ocala, FL, we recommend preparing yourself and your food accordingly. For instance, you can eat soft food like puddings and mashed potatoes during your first day wearing dentures. These are gentle on your gums. You can also try to talk as much as possible to get used to talking with dentures. In particular, practice counting from 65 up to 70. These have sounds that can be hardest to get used to with dentures.
Dentures Need Careful Cleaning and Care
Dentures also need regular cleaning and care for them to stay beautiful. As a specialist in teeth whitening in Ocala, FL, we recommend avoiding abrasive cleaning materials on your dentures. They are not real teeth, so stiff brushes and harsh toothpastes can damage them. Instead, clean them with a gentle denture cleanser. You need to brush your dentures at least daily and soak them overnight. The soaking keeps your dentures in shape.
You Need to Schedule Regular Appointments with Your Dentist
As a professional in senior and cosmetic dentistry in Ocala, FL, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us if you feel any pain or chafing from your dentures. We may need to reline your dentures and adjust their fit. Typically, you need to get your dentures checked every year. After five to ten years of use, you need to get your dentures remade to get a better fit.
Given enough time and care, you will get used to your dentures and enjoy eating and smiling. Christie Dental can provide you the support you need when dealing with new dentures. Our services include full or partial dentures along with dental implants. Dr. Yaling Lui from the Christie Dental Office in Ocala recommends consulting with your dentist regularly about your dentures. Call us at (321) 426-1251 to learn more about dentures. You can also request for an appointment.