Dentures have been around for quite some time now, but advancements in dental materials and technology have only made them more lifelike than ever before. As a result, more patients can benefit from their daily use and get back to smiling and expanding their diet. With that said, Dr. Balington and the team at Denton Dental Center understand that adjusting to a new denture can be difficult for some at first. Furthermore, those who have had a denture or currently use one may notice their device becoming worn down quicker than they expected.
That’s why, for this month’s newsletter, we wanted to break down the best ways to adjust to and take care of a new denture. With these tips in mind, you’re far more likely to speed up your adjustment time and prolong the life of your restoration.
Aging comes with it’s fair share of adjustments. New medications, hearing aids, reading glasses; all of these solutions take some level of getting used to. However, dentures can be one of the most difficult, especially if it’s your first one. After your denture is made, it’s important that you take note of all of Dr. Balington’s recommendations during your unique adjustment process.
For example, it’s normal to experience the following:
To combat these issues, take the following steps into consideration:
Many patients end up needing to replace their denture because of improper care or accidental damage (dropping them in the sink while cleaning or a pet using it as a chew toy.) To make your denture last for several years, practice the following steps:
Daily oral care makes a big difference when it comes to denture care, but you’ll still want to visit our practice regularly so we can confirm that it fits properly. This is particularly important after receiving either your first denture or a brand-new version.
Since your mouth isn’t used to this device, Dr. Balington wants to make sure that your denture continues to fit properly. If for any reason you experience issues for longer than a month or significant discomfort, you may need to have your denture relined or replaced. Relining dentures is a normal part of their use, but you shouldn’t need one so soon after receiving it unless something is wrong.
If you’re having issues with your denture or simply want to schedule an appointment to have your denture created, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment!