7 Denture Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist
1. Do You Really Needed Dentures?
You might have asked this yourself if you are missing a few teeth but you should consult your Dentist about this. They will be able to tell if you’re eligible for denture but they will also help you decide what is best for your mouth. There are two kinds of denture: partial and complete, and your doctor will be able to recommend which is better for you.
2. Is it hard to get used to dentures in your mouth?
The common reaction to the mouth is that it will feel different after having the dentures inside like your lips are being pushed forward and that your teeth are too big. These will gradually subside on the first two weeks after you wear your dentures. LE Dental Cavite recommends you to wear your denture 24 hours a day for the first two weeks ignored for you to get use to it. Then, you will have to decide with your doctor when to remove your dentures to give the tissues a rest. Usually it would be at night when you sleep.
3. Will your speaking be affected by dentures?
Unlike the usual tongue’s position with your natural teeth, the use of denture will change it and can cause a hissing or whistling sound while speaking. Most patients however adapt quickly to their dentures. LE Dental Cavite recommends you a good way to retain your tongue to its proper position is to practice by reading the daily newspaper out loud for a few days. As you follow this daily routine, your tongue will be trained and you can hear the S, Sh, Th, and Ch sounds getting clearer.
4. How will dentures affect the way I eat?
Eating with your new dentures is an acquired skill and with all acquired skills, it requires time, patience, and practice to master. For some, it may take weeks to learn to eat with new dentures and for others it could take up to 6 months to learn to eat all the foods you like. Of course, some foods like corn on the cob or a hard whole apple may never be fully mastered. The foods that require hard biting with the front teeth will present the most problem.
5. Do dentures impact your sense of taste?
All the taste buds are on the tongue, there should be no effect on your taste buds. However, there are some denture patients complaining that they can’t taste food as well as they could before. Once again, as you get used to your dentures, it will subside.
6. Are sore spots common with new dentures?
Yes it is, sore spots are common with your new dentures. As the first 2-3 weeks you use dentures, they “settle” and will put uneven pressures on the gums and create sore spots. LE Dental Imus Cavite recommends you if in these periods you feel the need to remove your dentures to relieve them, to contact your dentist the adjustment on your dentures can be quickly done and you will feel comfortable again. Also, during the adjustment appointment, be sure to wear your dentures during the 24 hours prior to the appointment. If you leave them out the doctor will not be able to see the sore spots and this will prolong the “break in” period.
7. How do you clean dentures?
You will just need to remember to take them out after you eat to rinse them off. You should brush them at least once a day. Then, at night, it is in your best interest to soak them in a denture solution while you sleep, so they retain an adequate amount of moisture.
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