Published On: November 21st, 2023Categories: Dentures3 min readViews: 470
How to Make Dentures More Comfortable and Last Longer?
Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace the original teeth that you have lost due to injury or tooth decay. They improve your smile and facial aesthetics, help you chew and enjoy your favorite foods, and protect your remaining teeth from cracks or damage.
Here is a list of different types of comfortable dentures available:
Partial Dentures – These types of dentures are typically used to replace one or more missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Traditional Complete Dentures – These false teeth are recommended when all of your natural teeth need to be replaced.
Immediate Dentures – These temporary dentures are placed on the same day when the teeth are extracted to provide a functional replacement while your permanent dentures are being made.
Custom Dentures – Custom partial or full dentures are made of expensive, teeth-colored material with a comfortable, customized fit for natural-looking results.
Implant-Support Dentures – These dental implants support the false teeth, allowing them to stay in place, look natural, and improve bite function.
Snap-in Dentures – These are securely positioned with an implant, improving their stability and convenience. These dentures are recommended when you have lost all teeth but have enough bone structure to support an implant.
Among the different types of dentures available, the most comfortable option for you depends on how many teeth you want to replace.
They can replace several teeth but may also be used to replace one or more back molars.
Complete or Full Dentures
They are best suited to replace all teeth.
They typically replace the upper front teeth or bottom teeth.
Flexible or Snap-In Dentures
These dentures can replace one or two missing teeth.
These dentures are also suitable to replace one or two back molars.
How to Make a Partial Denture More Comfortable
Ensuring comfort with partial dentures involves a few key strategies. First off, regular check-ups and adjustments with your denturist are vital to maintain an optimal fit, especially as the contours of your gums and jawbone change.
Denture wearers should use a strong denture adhesive to stabilize the denture, gradually increase wearing time to adapt comfortably, and maintain a soft diet initially. Don’t be afraid to try out different denture adhesives!
Clean the denture and mouth and gum line daily to ensure dental health. Opt for lightweight, flexible denture materials if possible, and seek immediate professional assistance if you experience any discomfort or sore spots. Timely interventions with your dental professional will ensure that dentures fit are fully comfortable.
How Long Will It Take for Dentures to Feel Comfortable?
It will take 30 days to feel comfortable with dentures. Follow these tips when trying to get accustomed to new dentures:
Start with soft foods, e.g., pudding, yogurt, and mashed potatoes, to reduce pressure on your gums, to help healing, and to adjust to your dentures easily.
Avoid holding liquids in your mouth, as it will loosen dentures.
Never bite with your front teeth.
Cut difficult-to-eat foods into smaller bites to make chewing easier.
Do not bite pencils and pen caps, and avoid hard and sticky foods and candies that can damage your dentures by causing cracks and chips.
European Denture Center provides high-quality, affordable, personalized and comfortable dentures and partials. Our dentures and implants are customized to match your needs and budget. Give us a call at (208) 584-5433 for the Idaho office, (208) 459-2253 for the Caldwell office, and (425) 689-7381 for the Washington office to schedule a free consultation.
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