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What is it Like to Get Dentures?

If you are missing teeth, you are probably wondering what your options are to replace them. Speaking and chewing becomes difficult without the proper teeth. Replacing your teeth can also give you a great smile again and can even help give your whole face a more natural look. Dentures are an excellent option for those who are looking to replace a few or all of their teeth. There are different kinds of dentures for every person’s unique situation.

It is understandable that people have anxiety about the process of fixing dental issues. However, there is no reason to worry about getting dentures to replace your missing teeth. If you follow the instructions of your dentist, your transition to becoming a denture wearer will be easy and painless.

The Process of Getting Dentures

on site denture labWhen you get dentures, a dentist will need to make sure that the dentures fit your mouth perfectly. Your dentist will measure your mouth and take impressions so a dental technician can create the best set of dentures for you. You may need to wait for your dentures to be completed or you may be eligible to get immediate dentures. Immediate dentures are available for you to wear the same day you get your teeth removed, but may require you to get them adjusted soon after you start wearing them as your bone and gums change with the healing process. Other times, your dentist may want your gums to recover from tooth removal before you start wearing your dentures, usually when your teeth needed to be removed before you could begin wearing dentures.

Following the creation of your dentures, the most challenging aspect of the process will be getting used to wearing your dentures. During the early days of wearing dentures, you may experience problems with your mouth feeling heavy. You may also experience some difficulties with eating, but these problems can be mitigated if you eat soft food as you adjust to your new dentures. Speaking may also be difficult at first, but it will get easier with time.

If you are still experiencing problems adjusting to your dentures for more than a few weeks, then you may need to visit your dentist. They will be able to make adjustments that will make your dentures more comfortable. These regular checkups should become a part of your regular dental routine if they’re not already. As you wear dentures longer, the gum and bone in your mouth can shrink. This deterioration can mean that you might need adjustments at various intervals. Do not ever hesitate to talk to your dentist if you are experiencing denture problems.

Talk to Your Dentist About Getting Dentures

If you want to replace your missing teeth, it is time to talk to your dentist. Contact McBride Dental to discuss your options today. For every person, their specific situation will dictate which option is best to replace missing teeth. If you and your dentist determine that you are a good candidate for partial or full dentures, then we are ready to help you start the process of becoming a denture wearer. We can help create a perfect set of dentures tailored to your mouth and your needs.

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