Wagner Dentistry in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV offer our patients a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including the use of dentures. As a reliable and long-term answer to the loss of adult teeth, dentures are in use by millions of people and yet there is a bit to know about them in order to get the best results. As your preferred dentist in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, we offer these dentures aftercare tips.
Dentures, whether full or partial, require that your adult teeth be removed or that they are no longer intact in your gums. That could mean that you have some extractions prior to the use of dentures, or it may mean that you will have to simply become used to the presence of dentures where no teeth have been for a while. As we so often remind our patients, when teeth are gone, it causes changes to the gum and bone tissue, and so part of your dentures aftercare is to allow your gums a bit of time to adjust to the great changes that have occurred.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR DENTURES IN GOOD SHAPE
A good way to ensure that your gums are in the best shape, and responding favorably to the dentures is to keep the dentures clean at all times. We recommend twice daily brushing and gentle cleansing of the gums. This prevents bacteria or debris from irritating the mouth and can also reduce any risks of bad breath. Another important point in dentures aftercare is that you must never try to adjust dentures on your own.
While it can take some time for you to acclimate to eating and speaking with dentures, you must never attempt to “tweak” their fit. This is something that only the doctors should do, and you can feel free to get in touch at any time to discuss your needs in terms of comfort and adjustment. After all, if a huge part of dentures aftercare is acclimating, it may mean that you have areas of soreness or even irritation that can be easily amended by a quick visit to our office.
WHAT CAN YOU EAT WITH DENTURES?
Lastly, you will need to eat only a soft diet in the first few days or weeks of wearing the dentures. It takes time to get used to them, and the pressures created by hard foods can make matters worse. Just eat a soft diet and use all of the teeth to chew, and you will quickly learn how to use the dentures comfortably.
CONTACT OUR SUMMERLIN LAS VEGAS DENTIST FOR DENTURES
If you have additional questions about dentures aftercare, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give our dentist a call at our Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV office at 702-877-2222. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about dentures, read our dentures FAQs, learn if you are a candidate, and about the benefits of dentures.
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