Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace your 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.
How to Make Comfortable Dentures and Durable?
Follow these tips to make your dentures comfortable and long-lasting…
Use Denture Adhesive – Dentures can slip in your mouth when you are getting used to them, so use a denture adhesive to hold them in place.
Take Care of Your Dentures – Dentures cannot last forever. Despite modern dentures being more durable, dropping them on a floor can break or bend them, so handle them with care while removing them from your mouth.
Give Your Mouth a Break – Remove your dentures while sleeping to allow your mouth tissues to heal from any soreness or irritation caused by them during the day.
Clean Your Dentures Daily – Dentures, if not cleaned regularly, can develop stains and bad odor. Therefore, clean them with denture toothpaste or cleaner.
Watch for Fitting Changes – The bones and gums in your mouth alter with time, causing your dentures to loosen. Poorly-fitting dentures can also indicate gum disease and cause issues like sores, inflammation, burning, and pain. So visit your denturist regularly to get them checked.
Never Use Hot Water – Never soak or rinse your dentures in hot water, as it can change their fit, creating the need for repair or replacement.
Be Patient with Your Dentures – You might have some difficulties in speaking and eating with dentures when you wear them initially. However, this subsides once you get used to them.
What Are the Most Comfortable Dentures?
Among the different types of dentures available, the most comfortable option for you depends on how many teeth you want to replace.
- Partial Dentures – 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
- Custom Dentures – They typically replace the upper front teeth or bottom teeth
Flexible or Snap-In Dentures – These can replace one or two missing teeth
- Implant-Supported Dentures – Are also suitable to replace one or two back molars
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.
- Avoid extremely hot foods and beverages.
At European Denture Center, we offer the most comfortable dentures that improve your oral health and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our denture clinics.