There are many things that people take for granted when they naturally still have all of their teeth. For instance, no one realizes how hard it is to eat, drink, or even speak without teeth. Luckily, for those who do have problems with their teeth dentures are an easy solution can solve many issues of confidence and discomfort. Another issue that often happens when someone loses all their teeth is that face muscles can sag or appear distorted because the teeth structure is not there to keep them in place. Dentures can be an easy fix for this as they help fill out the appearance of one’s face and profile. In fact, full dentures can even improve one’s smile from the original teeth as dentures guarantee and perfectly shaped smile.
Becoming Accustomed to Full Dentures
Full dentures may feel awkward for week after. However, this is only normal as it will take some getting used to in order to be back to a normal range of eating, drinking, and conversation habits that one had before the dentures were implemented. One thing that clients tend to notice the most is that they have more saliva in the mouth. This is because the mouth thinks that dentures are a foreign object like food and the mouth knows to increase saliva when something like this happens. Most clients find that these abnormal levels go down after the mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures. If one finds themselves still with high levels of saliva in their mouth then they should speak with their dentist about that issue.
Usually a follow up appointment is necessary to make sure that the mouth is not being irritated in some way by the full set of dentures. This can happen if the mold was not properly set. A simple readjustment or re-filing of the dentures will solve the problem right away. If a more serious problem persists the mold may need to be remade.
Some may assume that wearing full dentures means that one doesn’t need to practice good dental hygiene. This is completely false. One must always practice good hygiene in order to keep the gums and interior of the mouth clean. In fact, like your teeth, full dentures need to be brushed daily to remove all food particles and potentially plaque growth. It is important to first rinse one’s dentures after removal as this can get rid of loose food or other particles stuck to the dentures. Full dentures also need to be stored in a safe place in a jar full of water in order to keep their shape. One runs the risk of irritation and bad breath if the dentures are not properly washed and put away. It is also critical to remember that when brushing never forget to clean not only the gums but cheeks, roof of the mouth, and tongue in order to remove any and all plaque. This is the key component to mouth health and safety.
Full dentures are a safe way to create a full set of teeth for anyone dealing with a lack of self-confidence or trouble eating, drinking or communicating in any way. It can be surprising to some patients just how effective a set of full dentures can be. It pays to do the research and discover which option is right, and how to successfully implement full dentures into a daily routine. Full dentures are a middle of the road option in regard to price that can work for almost any mouth. Although there are some downsides to full dentures, most agree that it is a way to overcome mouth issues without spending a fortune or undergoing painful surgery.