You’ll need full or partial dentures depending on the number of teeth you’re missing. If all your teeth are gone, you’ll need full dentures. If you have multiple teeth missing, you’ll need partial dentures. Dr. Facella evaluates your mouth to determine whether you need full or partial dentures.
Unless you remove them from your mouth in front of others, no one should be able to tell that you have dentures. Full and partial dentures made with modern technology closely resemble natural teeth. Keep in mind that wearing dentures might make your face look more appealing by getting rid of sunken areas. Your face should look younger and more filled out when you wear dentures.
You can keep your dentures in while eating, although you should give yourself time to get used to this. When you first get your dentures, you might have trouble chewing until you’re more comfortable wearing them. Avoid having foods that are sticky or hard, since these can damage your dentures.
Dr. Facella will let you know whether or not you should remove your dentures before going to bed. Some people can sleep with them in, but this can cause your gums to be sore in certain areas. If you sleep on your side, for example, your dentures can push against your gums.
You might have some slight discomfort as you get used to having dentures in your mouth. The amount of time it takes for you to adjust to them can vary. Although you shouldn’t have any problems, let Dr. Facella know if your dentures are causing any serious or persistent discomfort.
You’ll need to clean your dentures on a regular basis to remove food particles and prevent a buildup of bacteria. If bacteria accumulate, you can end up having gum problems. You can also develop decay in your remaining teeth if you have partial dentures. Use a denture brush and non-abrasive cleaner to get rid of food particles and other debris on your dentures.
For more information on dentures, please contact Danforth Dental to make an appointment.
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