If you have lost all or some of your adult teeth, you may feel embarrassed or anxious about your appearance. Dentures are removable, prosthetic teeth that you can wear to replace some or all of your teeth. Dentures fit on your gums and are removable. You should wear your dentures for all the time you are awake, just removing them to clean them and to sleep. This is especially important as you first start to wear dentures and get used to the way they feel in your mouth.
Dentures come as either full or partial sets that replace all of your teeth or fill in any gaps. Full dentures fit over your gums while partial dentures will anchor on to the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap the partial denture is filling.
You’ll get used to wearing your dentures within two weeks, although it’s important to remember that everyone is different and that it may take you more or less time to adjust. You may need to experiment with different adhesives to find the brand that you like best.
If you get your dentures directly following an extraction, your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to take care of your gums and get used to your dentures at the same time. If you experience any lasting cheek or gum pain, mention it to your dentist when you have a follow-up appointment. Although you may feel uncomfortable at first or feel like there is a foreign body in your mouth, you shouldn’t experience any lasting pain.
You’ll need to get used to a new dental hygiene routine when you wear dentures. You’ll need to rinse your dentures after every meal. You’ll also need to brush your dentures at least once a day and soak them overnight. Your dentist will provide you with advice on what cleaning products are best for your dentures. You should avoid abrasive products like toothpaste with whitening agents as these can damage your dentures.
You’ll also need to attend regular dental appointments so that your dentist can monitor your overall oral health and the state of your gums and jaw.
We accept the majority of dental insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
We are preferred providers for Delta Dental Premier and Cigna.
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