Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable with your new dentures. Your dentures were made to fit you. No two people have the same teeth or gums, so they do need to be made in a lab specifically for you.
They will take some getting used to while your gums heal, and small adjustments usually do need to be made to make sure they fit correctly. Here are some tips on how to make them feel and fit better.
How to Make Your Dentures Fit BetterPlease keep in mind that this is a really common question, don't allow it to get you frustrated. Having a new set of dentures may take a little while to get used to.
You need to learn how to clean them and store them, learn how to eat with them, and learn how to talk with them on top of learning how to keep them in your mouth.
This is an adjustment period for everyone who gets them. There is an over the counter adhesive that you buy that does help keep them in place, and provides a little more comfort, but is not a must have.
Many people do prefer to go without it. Most people have a more difficult time with the bottom denture than the top. The top denture has a full surface that has an easier time sealing itself and staying in place. The bottom is a little trickier because your tongue is in the way. Pressing your tongue to the back of your front teeth will help keep that denture in place.
You will need to train your cheeks to hold them in place also. We recommend that you start out with soft foods and avoid foods that you have to bite down hard. Practice talking in the mirror until you learn how to pronounce your words again. We may have you keep them in overnight for a while so that you get used to having them in.
This is not going to be something you learn overnight, so don't give up. With the effort, it will defiantly be worth it, and help you gain your confidence. There are lots of reasons wearing your dentures is important. With the technology, we have today they will defiantly make you look amazing. You may even notice people complimenting you on your smile.
Your dentures will also play a part in making sure your jawline stays intact. No matter what the issue we will try to do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy and healthy. The last thing we want is to have you being in any kind of pain. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your dentures, please call us right away.
We can get you in for an exam to see how they fit, and make suggestions on how to make things go more smoothly. We may even be able to offer you some other options.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (219) 250-1163 today.