The Effects of Dentures
Have you just gotten a pair of dentures for the first time? Are you considering investing in a pair of dentures to help heal any dental pain? If so, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. While these dental fixtures can help you to get back to living normally and without dental problems, they do take some time to adjust to. Below is some information about dentures and what to expect.
Types of Dentures
Full and Partial Dentures
These are the two main types of dentures you’ll be able to choose from. A full denture will fit either your entire upper or lower gum while a partial denture is made to only fit a certain section of it, like part of your gum that’s missing only a few teeth.
This is the type of dentures that is often used. This is the type that slips right over your top or upper gum. It’s very affordable and easy to wear which is why it tends to be the most popular type to use.
This type is an option that will instantly replace any teeth, hence their name immediate dentures. The dentist will give you an immediate fixture to place over your teeth to help protect chipped or cracked teeth or hide discolored and rotting ones. This type often is used when gums shrink and normal dentures wouldn’t be enough to help with the current dental problems.
Similar to immediate dentures, overdentures slip right over where your regular teeth should be. Implants are installed in your gum and then a full denture is placed right over it.
Effects of Dentures
Dentures are helpful tools but can have some strange effects. Depending on the type of denture you choose you have to be careful when cleaning, removing, or wearing them.
Sometimes the denture can feel a little awkward if you’re wearing it for the first time. Because of this, you might have a little bit of a gagging sensation when you wear them. However, this will eventually go away once you become accustomed to it.
Speaking and Eating Trouble
Speaking and eating might be a little difficult due to the denture not being perfectly shaped around your normal mouth structure. So, take things slowly and try to get used to them before diving into long conversations or big meals.
A denture might be a little uncomfortable to wear at first, but this will eventually go away the more you wear it because your mouth and gums will become used to it.
When you first start wearing your new dental structure it might cause a little irritation on your raw gums. This is normal though and can be relieved by cleaning the dentures often or even placing ice cubes on your gums to help calm the inflammation down.
Dentures are helpful dental devices but can have some slight side effects once installed. Because of this, it’s important to consider the type of dentures you plan to use and ask your dentist how you can best wear them to ensure they’re comfortable to wear.