3 Things You Can Expect When You Get Dentures by Christie Dental

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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.

Thanks for the great advice, we’re worried that my father is going to have get dentures soon so we’ve been looking for all the information he can. I’m a little worried about how long it can take for people to adjust to their dentures because he’s a very impatient man, but I guess he’ll just have to deal with it. I’ll have to take your advice and just spend the whole day talking with him so that he can adjust a little quicker.

Thanks for pointing out some things to expect after getting dentures. You make a great point about how dentures need careful cleaning and care. I would think that it is important to make sure they stay in the best condition by properly cleaning them and storing them. It also makes sense that you would need to set regular appointments with the dentist to make sure they are fitting your mouth and not causing any problems.

This is some really good information about dentures. I like that you talked about how you should eat soft foods during the first few days with the new dentures. My grandmother is about to get some dentures and this could be a way to make her more comfortable.

This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that adjusting to dentures takes time. I’m the kind of person who likes to see quick progress, and sometimes I get frustrated if I don’t do well right off the bat. I’m getting my first set of dentures next week, so I’ll definitely keep in mind that it will take some time to adjust, and I’ll try to be patient with myself as I get used to them. Thanks for the great post!

My dad is supposed to be setting up an appointment to get dentures. I thought I’d see what he needs to keep in mind after receiving them. I didn’t even think about how it will feel to adjust to dentures. How would you describe the feeling? I imagine it’d feel like how it does when you get a crown, expect for all the teeth.

My mom is thinking about getting dentures. Thanks for the advice about how you can try and talk as possible to help you get used to your dentures. Another thing to consider is getting advice from your dentist to help you adjust quickly to the feel of your dentures.

I would have never thought to still schedule dentist appointments after getting dentures. It makes sense that they would need to check the dentures to make sure they are a good fit and work well in your mouth. Scheduling the appointment in advance would be a good way to not forget to have it done.

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