Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures
If you need dentures, you probably have some questions and concerns about the process. At Precision Denture Clinic, we understand that getting dentures can be overwhelming, so we’re happy to answer your questions and help in any way we can. Please read through our FAQ on this page, and then give us a call to learn more and book and appointment.
Why do I need dentures?
Dentures are important because they replace lost or missing teeth and offer substantial benefits for your health and appearance. Dentures can be either complete (full) or partial, depending on your unique needs. A full denture replaces your natural teeth, providing support for your cheeks and lips. Getting a full denture can make you look younger by supporting your facial muscles and can improve your ability to eat and speak.
Will I be able to eat with dentures?
You may need some practice to get used to eating with dentures. You can start with soft foods and cut your food into small pieces. Use both sides of your mouth to chew, and chew slowly to prevent the denture from moving around. You’ll gradually become used to eating with a denture, and will be able to add foods back into your diet until you’re eating as normal again.
What will dentures feel like?
For the first few weeks, new dentures may feel awkward or even uncomfortable. The dentures could feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. If the feeling of looseness doesn’t go away with time, consult your denturist.
Many people experience minor irritation or soreness during this period. You may also find that you have more saliva. As your mouth becomes used to the dentures, these problems should diminish. If irritation, soreness or other problems persist, consult your denturist.
How do I care for my mouth and dentures?
Even when you no longer have your natural teeth, you still need to take good care of your mouth. You should brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush twice a day. This removes plaque and promotes circulation in the mouth. Partial denture wearers should brush their teeth thoroughly each day to prevent tooth decay and gum disease that could lead to further tooth loss.