Myth: Once I receive my new dentures, I’m set for life.
Fact: According to the American Dental Association, dentures should be replaced every 5-7 years. Just like natural teeth, your dentures will wear down and stain over the years. The tissue in your mouth and jaw bone changes constantly. As a result, your dentures will require adjusting and rebasing periodically so that they continue to fit perfectly.
Myth: I don’t have to go to the dentist anymore, once I receive my new dentures.
Fact: You will need to see your dentist at least once a year so that any corrective measures with the fit of your dentures may be taken and serious problems avoided. Also be sure to see your dentist at the first sign of irritation or frequent sore spots on your gums, no matter how minor you may feel it is.
Myth: Apples and corn on the cob are a thing of the past once I get my dentures.
Fact: Eating with dentures takes adjustment but don’t get discouraged. You will learn to bite and chew in a slightly different way. You will likely be able to enjoy eating apples, corn and many other foods you have been avoiding when you have mastered the art. Your dentist will be happy to help you work through any problems you encounter.
Myth: It will take forever for me to adjust to my new dentures.
Fact: Dentures are a substitute for your natural teeth and will therefore take some getting used to. Some people will feel comfortable with their dentures in a week, some will take longer. It will take a little adjusting for your facial muscles and oral tissues but they will adapt to the dentures in a very short time and you should soon feel quite comfortable with them. If not, be sure to contact your dentist. You may need a simple adjustment.
For more information on Dentures, contact Dr. David Lunt and make an appointment at (818) 885-7230 or visit our website.
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