If your life is being affected by tooth loss you might feel like you’re running out of options. Your existing teeth aren’t getting any healthier – if anything they’re probably on a decline along with the rest of your oral health!
There are a number of options to chose from when it comes to restoring lost teeth, but it can be difficult to decide which is the best option without information. Dentures, for example, are a great way to improve your day-to-day experience but there are reasons that they can hold you back as well. That’s what we want to discuss today!
Making an kind of big decision about your future is a tough call, and our team at Edgewood Dental Care wants to make it easier!
Tips For Denture Success
Wearing dentures is a big adjustment. Many people have problems getting them to stay in place and be comfortable at first, but with a bit of effort you can get adjusted to them within just a few weeks. If you’re worried about making the change just follow these tips for easing your way into living with them.
- Speech can be difficult at first, but like anything else practice makes perfect! Spend some time trying to get used to saying challenging words – S sounds can be particularly hard, so try saying a lot of words like that to speed up your adjustment.
- Stick to liquids and very soft foods at first. Eating is one of the hardest things to adjust to with dentures, but if you take it slow and ease into eating it is a lot easier. Once you start eating food that’s a bit more solid be sure to cut it up into small pieces – you can eat most foods if they’re bite size enough!
- You can’t tear food with the front of your dentures, so don’t try eating pizza or other things like that even once you’re used to them. You have to get used to cutting most things up.
- Getting a proper fit can be difficult, and even something that feels right at our office could turn out to be completely off after a few days. Regular adjustments to your dentures is normal at first, so never hesitate to ask us to fix them for you.
- You may find yourself salivating a lot at first, but don’t worry: your mouth will adjust and that will stop. Having your palate and gums covered is strange for your mouth, so they’ll need a little while to adjust.
Getting used to dentures requires a lot of change in the way you use your mouth muscles, eat, speak, and live day to day. It takes time to make that sort of major adjustment, but don’t worry: you’ll get there in just a few short weeks!
Take time to get to know your dentures and get used to them. Don’t get frustrated if things seem to be progressing slow at first. You just need to give yourself time to integrate them into your routine.
Denture Solutions We Offer
If you’re considering getting dentures we’d love to be the place you come for them! Our Edgewood office has a number of denture options available, each which can be perfectly tailored to fit your needs.
- Partial dentures are designed to replace a few missing teeth. If you’ve lost too many teeth to get a bridge but still have most of a mouthful we can craft comfortable, lifelike dentures for your upper and lower arches.
- Complete dentures are designed for patients who have lost all the teeth on either their lower or upper arches. Our complete dentures are designed to be as snug and functional as possible so that you’ll never have to worry about irritation, sensitivity, or hassles. Dentures aren’t like they used to be!
- Implant supported dentures are a great way to get the support and reliability of dental implants without the same cost. A few dental implants can be used to hold your dentures in place all day, eliminating a lot of the problems that patients typically have. You’ll still take them out in the evening, but won’t have to deal with slips or slides at all!
We Have The Denture Solution For You!
There’s no need to keep living with missing teeth. We can get you smiling again in no time with some of the most realistic looking dentures around! If you want to find out which would work best for you just contact our Edgewood office right away at 859-474-7830 or request a denture consultation by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!