- We offer the best advice for people with false teeth.
- We want you to live safe and lead a normal life.
- Practical advice for people with false teeth
- Cleaning of the prosthesis
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- Soaking of the dental prosthesis
Your dentist has just given you a new denture and is still getting used to your new look and feel.
You probably have many questions about how to live with false teeth …
- How should I take care of my dentures?
- Can I eat everything I like?
- Will people notice that I have false teeth?
These symptoms are totally normal. In fact, the mouth may take up to 30 days to get used to your dentures. You may also notice that eating is more difficult.
Many people who start using false teeth say that eating soft foods, more pleasant for gums and teeth, makes the experience easier.
- Start with soft foods. Some good examples are eggs, fish and boiled vegetables. As you gain experience and confidence, try eating things that make you chew more, such as steaks or celery.
- Start to eat things that you like in small quantities carefully and cut into small pieces.
- Use an adhesive cream so that the attachment of your denture is firmer and you can bite more safely. Adhesive creams for dentures can also prevent access of food debris by sealing the space between dentures and gums.
DAY 2 TO 29
The mouth is adapting to the new false teeth. You will probably notice that more saliva is produced and you may have a sore in your mouth. If the discomfort persists go to your dentist. It is normal that the adaptation period is prolonged if you have just extracted a tooth.
Wear your dentures as long as possible.
After a few weeks you should start to get used to the feeling of having a foreign object in your mouth.
You may notice that the denture has been loosened since it was delivered. Do not worry, it’s normal, especially if you have extracted a tooth just before putting your new teeth.
If this is the first time you have false teeth, you may wonder how something as basic as talking is so difficult and uncomfortable and other questions such as:
- Will my friends notice that my voice sounds different?
- Why does the denture make noise when I speak?
- Why is it hard for me to pronounce eses and efes?
Suggestions when talking
- Do not worry if at first your own voice sounds strange to you. When speaking, the sound reaches the ears vibrating the bones of the jaw and the skull. The fact of wearing false teeth changes and increases the sound, but this is something that you will notice more than the rest of the people.
- If you «grind» your teeth when speaking, try to slow down to avoid movements that move or move the denture.
- Squeeze your teeth and swallow before speaking. This will cause the denture to be placed in a proper position that will help you speak more clearly. To prevent dentures from slipping when talking, we recommend that you use any of the denture creams available on the market.
- To practice, read aloud wearing the dentures.
- This will help you get used to pronouncing common words and sounds and to know at what speed you have to speak to reduce the challenges that your denture can create.
At this time you should already feel comfortable with your dentures.
The shape of the mouth changes throughout life, so you may notice that your denture does not fit as well as you would like.
Go to the dentist regularly to ensure the best support.
The care of dentures and good oral hygiene are important to maintain a healthy mouth and that your dentures last for many years.
See the dentist regularly. As the mouth changes constantly, there can be many factors, such as the loss of your bone and the retraction of the gums, which can affect the attachment of your dentures.
If you notice any change in the adaptation of the denture to the mouth, see the dentist to adjust it.
Adaptation of dentures
Most upper dentures adapt well because they «hook» to the palate.
Lower dentures may move more because there is less «latch» or suction.
Try an adhesive cream to improve the support and stability of your dentures.
EXTRACTION OF POSTCIDAL DENTURES
Because dentures are fragile, it is always best to remove them with care.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash, better if it does not contain alcohol. Fill the sink with warm water to prevent the denture from breaking in case of falling.
- To remove the upper denture, place your thumb on the back of the incisor teeth and press up and out towards the nose. To remove the lower denture, gently pull it out by moving it slightly to both sides.
- Be sure to keep wet dentures when you do not wear them. Always insert in a liquid denture or water cleaning solution. Never insert your dentures in hot water, as they may become deformed.
HOW TO CARE FOR POSTCIDAL DENTURES
Good care of your dentures will help ensure that your appearance and behavior is ideal.
Taking good care of the dentures is a responsibility. However, once you have become accustomed, our simple tips will be part of your daily routine to care for dentures.
It is also very important that you keep your mouth healthy and take care of the natural teeth you still have.
- If you wear full dentures, carefully brush the gums using water and a soft brush to keep them in good condition.
- If you have partial dentures, wash your remaining teeth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Brushing the denture: Brush the dentures using a soft nylon denture brush, taking care to remove all debris.
- Soaking of the prosthesis: Dissolve a suitable cleanser in a glass of water and insert the denture for as long as the manufacturer recommends. The use of a cleanser has the advantages of providing deep cleansing, eliminating stains and eliminating the bacteria that cause bad breath and gum inflammation.
- Rinse the prosthesis: Rinse the dentures under the tap with cold water and dry them carefully.
BENEFITS OF ADHESIVE CREAMS
Although the denture has a good grip, it is normal to move a little when doing things as ordinary as eating or talking.
You may notice a strange sensation and even your gums may become inflamed. An adhesive cream can provide you comfort and the security you need to be able to continue with your normal life.
Denture adhesive creams are designed to:
- Increase the support of dentures and allow him to eat what he likes best.
- Reduce the movement of dentures and cushion the gums, making it more comfortable to wear them.
- Provide a total seal along the edges of the denture, preventing traces of food from being trapped underneath.
- Help you feel safe in social relationships.
As we know that the mouth keeps changing with the passage of time, it is important to always remember that the dentures have to adapt and hold well. An adhesive cream will help to increase the hold, but it is not a substitute for a denture that fits well. Therefore, consult your dentist in case your denture is loosened over time.