If you have missing teeth, dentures can be a simple and cost-effective way to restore your oral health. But, while dentures can give you a natural look and smile, you may have heard that they can be a bit uncomfortable, especially in the beginning.
So, how can you find the most comfortable type of dentures?
Let's find out!
Dentures come in many forms and sizes, and it can be challenging to find the right one. Here's a quick breakdown of the most common types of dentures:
Partial Dentures - These types of dentures are recommended when you still have some of your natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures will fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring your oral health.
Full Dentures - These types of dentures are necessary when all of your natural teeth are missing. They are designed to fit over the gums and are held in place by suction or a small amount of dental adhesive.
Implant-Supported Dentures - As the name suggests, these types of dentures are held in place by a dental implant.
Snap-in Dentures - These dentures are supported and held in place by dental implants or anchors placed on the existing teeth.
Regardless of the type of dentures you opt for, it will take some time to get used to them. It's actually very common to experience discomfort or difficulty speaking or eating with them at first. However, there are several things you can do to make dentures more comfortable.
Try Different Types of Adhesives: If you are not satisfied with the denture adhesive you are using, try a different brand.
Soak the Dentures: Soaking them in a special cleaning solution or warm water can help make them more pliable. As a result, this can make them feel more comfortable in the mouth.
Practice Speaking and Eating: It can take some time to get used to speaking and eating with dentures. So try to practice as much as you can. You can, for example, sing along to your favorite tunes to get used to the feeling of the dentures in your mouth.
Use OTC Pain Medication: If the dentures are causing pain or soreness, over-the-counter medication can help to alleviate the discomfort.
Try Different Foods: Some foods may be more difficult to eat with dentures. Start with softer or easier-to-chew foods until you get used to them.
See a Dentist: If the discomfort doesn't seem to go away, talk to your dentist about it. They can adjust the fit of the dentures or provide you with a more suitable type of denture.
If you are interested in dentures and want the best type for your needs, Dr. Sandhu and the team at Riverside Tooth Co. can help you.
Contact us now to book your appointment.
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