If you’re about to get fitted with dentures for the first time, you may not know what to expect or how to care for your dentures to get the maximum benefit from them. Work with your dentist to develop a plan to get optimal performance from your newly restored smile.
Benefits of Custom-Designed Dentures
Your dentist will use the specifications of your unique oral structures to design a custom-made denture, and this approach results in more comfort and functionality for denture wearers. Dentures that fit well feel better and work better for functions like speech and chewing. Choosing a custom-fitted denture is one way to ensure good outcomes from your restored smile.
Getting Optimal Performance And Comfort From Your New Dentures
When wearing your dentures, consider the following tips for keeping them in good condition so that they will provide the expected benefits.
- Keep them clean: You will be directed to adopt a routine for cleaning and maintenance of your dentures. Follow it closely to keep them in good condition.
- Wear them as directed: Your dentist may tell you to take your dentures out when you sleep or wear them for shorter periods of time during the initial adjustment phase. This will help protect your soft oral tissues and make it possible for you to wear your dentures when you need them most.
- Use common sense: Custom-designed dentures are comfortable and functional, but they are not quite as strong as your biological teeth. Don’t do anything that could damage them, such as using them as tools. They’re only designed for chewing typical foods.
Although patients may experience mild discomfort when they first start wearing their dentures, this phenomenon should be short-lived and minor. If you notice significant pain or persistent discomfort, consult with your dentist to see if the fit of the dentures needs to be adjusted.
Dentures can change your life after you’ve experienced tooth loss. Make sure that you’re getting the maximum benefit from these appliances, and ask your provider what you need to do to make the most of your new dentures.
For additional information or to schedule a consultation, contact the office of David Kuban, DDS, today.