No matter how hard we try to maintain our oral health, we are bound to lose the natural health and sheen of our teeth sooner or later. This can happen because of any reason- accidents, old age, etc. When our teeth fall off, due to various reasons, it can alter our daily lifestyle in many ways. It can make our life difficult, regarding eating, drinking, and even speaking. This not only has the potential to harm our daily lifestyle but also our confidence and self-esteem.
Losing teeth is an ugly job, whether it is a single tooth or multiple teeth. How do we deal with it? With the help of dentures. Dentures can be of various kinds that can help us get through the issue of not having teeth to continue with our daily lifestyle. Dentures are functional aesthetics that can be fixed into your mouth and can replace our natural teeth along with their tissues that surround them. Similar purposes and functions can be performed by dentures, as would have by our original teeth. Apart from the basic functionality they have to offer, dentures also help in the restoration of our aesthetics by structuring our jaw and Prevention of our jaw from getting sucked in and sagging. If dentures are not there, we might look too old for ourselves.
Two kinds of dentures perform the functions we talked about above. Full dentures and partial dentures. While the full dentures help in the replacement of our whole jawline and teeth, the partial ones help in the replacement of a couple of missing teeth. As feasible, flexible, and functional as dentures sound, some people encounter various issues adjusting to them.
- Dentures are foreign objects, of course, and a little discomfort, in the beginning, is explanatory. Hence a little bit of patience can go a long way while adjusting with dentures. For many people, it takes about a whole week before you get adjusted to your newly fixed dentures. For some, it can take a couple of weeks to get used to the fact that dentures can feel a bit loose and not exactly as tight. But with the passage of time, dentures tend to get tightened and more fixed, giving you more flexibility, gradually.
- You might want to take certain speech therapy sessions because you might encounter problems in adjusting your mouth to speak with dentures inside. If you do not want to take singing or speech lessons, then reduce your talking to plants and pets at your home, or with a loved one who is always there for you.
- Try counting from 65 to 70. They will help you in ways you cannot imagine.
- Usually, dentures are supposed to be taken off at night. However in the first 24-48 hours, your gums and teeth are still in the healing mode, and therefore, you would want your dentures to stay in your mouth so that they can help them in healing faster.
- Avoid sweets at all, for a couple of days in the beginning. Sweet is not a recommended food type throughout, but it is strictly not recommended in the couple days after you get your dentures. However, to decrease the salivation in your mouth so that you can easily go forth with comfortable speech, boiled sweets and mints can be consumed.
Consult our team of professionals to know more about dentures and ways to get used to them. Call us- (914) 215-7337. Or visit us- Westchester Smile Design. 984 North Broadway, Ste 410, Yonkers, NY 10701.