How quickly will I adjust to my dentures?
Dentures will likely feel strange at first. Many patients report that a new denture may seem too big, and that is what causes them to salivate more than they are used to. This is normal. Once your muscles and tissues adapt, your dentures should feel very comfortable. Most people adjust to dentures within a couple of weeks.
Will I be able to eat with my dentures?
The movements required to chew food with a denture are typically not the same movements that would be used to chew food with natural teeth, so learning to eat with your dentures can take time, for most people the process takes 1-2 months.
How long will my dentures last?
Dentures are designed to last, but they do wear down overtime. The expected lifetime for your set of dentures is between 5 and 7 years. Because your oral tissue is constantly changing it is not uncommon to notice that over time the fit of your denture changes. We encourage keeping yearly visits to monitor wear on dentures and make sure ensure they their usable lifetime can be maximized.
Will dentures change my appearance?
Wearing dentures can help support the muscles and tissues of your face. Because of this, is it common for patients to observe that their new dentures contribute to helping them look younger.
How should I clean my dentures?
To clean your dentures use a denture cleaner and brush daily. It's also helpful to soak your dentures overnight with a denture cleanser tablet, likePolident, that way they'll be fresh and clean in the morning.
Where can I learn more about dentures?
If you would like to learn more about dentures, we recommend: • WebMD — Dental Health and Dentures Dentures • Prevention.com — 8 Signs You Might Need Dentures • Colgate Information Center — Dentures • ADA Mouth Healthy — Dentures • For Denture Supplies — My Denture Care