When most people think dentures are for older people that don’t have any more teeth, but it’s not that uncommon for young adults to have dentures. A denture is simply a prosthetic device to replace missing teeth. People have them to replace one missing tooth as a result of a sporting accident or to replace many teeth that have been removed due to tooth decay. Regardless the reason for needing them, here are some common answers to frequently asked questions about Dentures in Cabazon CA.
Are They Uncomfortable?
The first time may feel a little strange, but it only typically takes a week or so for patients to get used to having Dentures in Cabazon CA. For patients that only need to replace one or two teeth, the strange feeling will be over quickly. It may take a little more time for the full denture patients to get comfortable.
What is OK to Eat?
The first few days, patients should start with soft foods and gradually start with more solid and harder foods. Once the patient feels comfortable, they can resume their normal diet. The key is to take small bites and chew slowly and thoroughly. It will also be important to avoid hard foods as they could damage the dentures and also sticky foods, so they don’t move the dentures.
What Special Care is Needed?
Because the dentures are placed over the gum line, it is important to clean the dentures daily and be mindful of any sores that occur. A soft bristle brush should be used to clean the dentures. A special soaking solution should also be purchased to prevent the dentures from drying out at night.
Is a Dentist Still Needed?
The Beaumont Dental Group strongly suggests regular visits with a dentist to ensure that the dentures continue to fit properly and are professionally cleaned routinely. Whether the dentures have replaced a few teeth or all of them, it is still important to check the health of the gum line, tongue and rest of the mouth.
These are the most frequently asked questions, but don’t hesitate to ask if there are more questions. Browse the website for more information on new dentures.