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Michigan Prosthodontics | FAQ About Dentures in Plymouth, MI

 

 

9416 S. Main Street
Suite 112
Plymouth, MI. 48170
(734) 453-6840

 

FAQ's About Dentures

 
Dentures: Commonly Asked Questions Of Dr. Riedy and Dr. Girskis
"Dr. Riedy and Dr. Girskis, what do dentures feel like?"
  For a few weeks, new dentures will feel awkward until you become accustomed to them. They might feel loose until the cheek and tongue muscles learn to hold them in position. It is not unusual to feel minor irritation or soreness. The patient needs to see his or her prosthodontist for regular fit adjustments to relieve any sore areas.
 
"Do dentures need to be replaced?"
  At Michigan Prosthodontics we find that dentures will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear over a period of time and normal shrinkage of your gums and bones.
 
"Are you able to eat with dentures, Dr. Riedy and Dr. Girskis?"
  Eating with dentures will take a little practice. You should start with soft foods that are cut into small pieces. As you become used to chewing, you can return to your normal diet.
 
"Dr. Riedy and Dr. Girskis, are there foods you should avoid if you wear dentures?"
  There are only a few eating restrictions for denture wearers. Avoid biting down directly on crunchy or hard foods, like whole apples, hard pretzels, crusty bread, or large sandwiches. They can break because of the angle where the denture comes into contact with the hard surface.
Biting is limited only by the stability of the dentures themselves. Insufficient bone structure (shrunken bone ridges covered by gum tissue), old or worn dentures, and a dry mouth decrease stability. Call us at Michigan Prosthodontics to evaluate your personal situation.
 
"If I wear dentures, are dental adhesives necessary?"
  Today's dentures have been significantly improved through advances in both dental and materials technologies. As a result, Livonia dentures that fit properly usually do not require adhesives to secure the dentures. When you are just getting used to dentures, adhesives may be advised, but otherwise should not be necessary.
At Michigan Prosthodontics we feel a loose dentures is a sign that it doesn't fit your mouth correctly. When first getting used to Livonia dentures, you may notice them slipping when you laugh, smile, or cough, which is caused by air getting under the base and moving it.  The more you wear Livonia dentures, the better you will be able to control their movements in these situations.
If your mouth has insufficient bone structure, Livonia dentures will be more difficult to retain. Livonia dental implants may be advisable. These are placed in the bone and retain the dentures with small, precision attachments.Dentures: Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

How do dentures feel?

New dentures will feel a little awkward until you become used to them. They might feel loose until the cheek and tongue muscles learn to hold them in position. It is not unusual to feel minor irritation or soreness at first. Regular fit adjustments can do a lot to relieve any soreness.

Do dentures ever need to be replaced?

We find that dentures need to be relined, remade, or rebased every so often because of normal wear and tear.. Shrinkage of gum and bone tissue will also affect the fit. If changes in your mouth are significant, new dentures may be recommendeded.

Is it hard to eat while wearing dentures?

It can take a little practice. Start with soft foods that are cut into small pieces. As you become used to your dentures, you can return to your normal diet.

Are there foods you should avoid if you wear dentures?

There are only a few eating restrictions for denture wearers. Avoid biting down directly on crunchy or hard foods like whole apples, hard pretzels, crusty bread. Dentures can crack if you bite down on hard surfaces.

Are dental adhesives necessary?

Today's dentures have been significantly improved through advances in both dental and materials technologies. As a result, dentures that fit properly usually don't require adhesives to hold them in place. When you are just getting used to dentures, adhesives may be helpful at first.

A loose denture is a sign that it's not fitting in your mouth correctly. At first, you may notice the denture slipping when you laugh, smile, or cough. The more you wear the dentures, the better you'll be able to control their movements in situations like these.

If your mouth has insufficient bone structure, dental implants may be needed to hold the dentures in place.

How do you clean dentures?

Begin by rinsing away loose food particles. Then, moisten a toothbrush and apply dentures cleanser. Brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.

How many times a day does the denture need to be cleaned?


Dentures should be cleaned two to three times a day.


What about good oral hygiene?

In addition to taking care of your dentures, taking care of your mouth is vitally important. Brushing the gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures stimulates your tissues, helps remove plaque and keeps your mouth healthy.