5 Things to Know If You Have Dentures

Casey Ledford24 May 2023 (Updated 5 July 2023)

Dentures assist millions of individuals every day to confidently eat, speak, and smile. Good information helps ease any worries you may have about dental visits and the adjustment period, particularly if you are wearing dentures for the first time. 

Dentures are frequently one of the first options that dentists suggest for replacing a number of lost teeth, as well as implants. However, if you wear dentures, you should be conscious of the following five things:

Proper Denture Care

Dentures must be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Cleaning your dentures every day is essential to getting rid of bacteria, plaque, and food particles. Clean all surfaces of your dentures gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush and a mild denture cleanser. In order to keep your dentures wet and stop them from warping, be sure to soak them overnight in water or a denture cleaning.

Speaking and Eating With Dentures 

Speaking and eating with dentures may require some getting used to. At first, you could have trouble pronouncing some words or realize that your chewing abilities have changed. For better diction, practice speaking slowly and clearly. As you become used to your dentures, start with soft foods and progressively introduce more challenging textures. Your speech and eating will get better with practice and time.

Regular Dental Exams

It’s important to maintain routine dental exams even if you wear dentures. Your dentist will keep an eye on the condition of your gums, assess the fit and quality of your dentures, and make any necessary corrections. Regular dental appointments can aid in averting any potential problems and guarantee that your dentures continue to fit comfortably and perform as intended.

Use of Denture Adhesives Properly

Denture adhesives can provide your dentures more stability and retention. If you decide to use an adhesive, it’s crucial to apply the recommended amount and pay close attention to the usage guidelines. Too much adhesive can be uncomfortable or interfere with your dentures’ ability to fit correctly. For advice on choosing the best denture adhesive for your requirements, talk to your dentist.

Managing Denture Breakages

Mishaps can occur, and occasionally, dentures may break or get damaged. It’s vital to refrain from utilizing household adhesives for DIY repairs. Instead, if your dentures crack or shatter, get in touch with your dentist right away. Your dentist will have the knowledge and tools necessary to correctly repair or replace your dentures.

How We Can Help

A Cosmetic Dentistry Grant is for anyone who wishes to enhance their oral health and restore confidence in their smile, but you must first meet eligibility requirements. Apply now with CDG to see if you’re eligible!