Dentures are a common treatment for missing teeth. Now more than ever, they are designed to fit better and more comfortably. Dentures help you regain the function and appearance of your teeth after tooth loss, and maintain the shape of your face. Missing teeth can give your face a sunken in appearance. With dentures, however, you’ll regain your confidence with a beautiful healthy looking smile.
We understand that you may run into issues with your dentures from time to time. There is no need to panic, though. Here are some common problems that denture wearers can experience:
- Irritation of the gums and mouth
- Difficulty eating or speaking
- Shifting dentures
All of these issues can be easily addressed. We ask that you call our office if you experience any of these complications. We will first check to make sure the denture fits correctly. Even though you may have had your dentures for a long time, your gums and bones will change, causing us to have to readjust your dentures.
If you have just received new dentures, it may take a bit of time to get used to eating and talking with them. This is a natural process. Take your time with speaking and pronouncing words. Also, be patient as you learn to chew with your new appliance. Before you know it, you won’t even notice your dentures during your daily routine.
We may recommend an adhesive to help your dentures stay in place. You’ll feel more secure using an adhesive, as they secure your appliance in place until you take them out. They are very easy to use and will allow you to eat and speak freely.
To help keep your dentures in good shape, don’t sleep with them in your mouth. They are delicate and should be handled with care. Make sure to keep the appliance and your mouth clean so you can enjoy the benefits of this dental appliance for years to come.
At Integrity Dental, we provide patients in Wellington, FL and the surrounding area with dentures to help them regain a healthy smile. Please call our office at 561-529-9332 if you would like more information on this treatment.