Will Dentures Ever Feel Normal?

Will Dentures Ever Feel Normal? from Oak Tree Dental in McLean, VAIf you want to know if your dentures will feel normal, the answer is yes. You may have recently gotten the teeth, or perhaps you are considering getting them.

You might want to know what to expect. The good news is that today’s prosthetics feel more natural than ever, and you can get accustomed to them quickly.

After getting dentures

After the patient has the false teeth designed, the dentist can refine and adjust the fit correctly. That way, the patient will be as comfortable as possible. Whether it is a partial or a full denture, patients will get a good fit with the right technology. The thought that false teeth are uncomfortable is a common myth, and it is from the past.

Before, dentures could cause issues such as rubbing and sores on the gums. However, today, the teeth are much more comfortable to wear. Plus, it is easy to wear and get used to them. With tools like denture adhesive, patients can easily adhere the teeth to the gums.

Keeping the teeth in place

One of the most common denture issues is having them in place during meals and speaking. The good news is that there are several options for keeping the teeth in place. That allows any patient to achieve the right fit. For instance, the lower denture can stay in place using suction force.

Regular dental visits are essential for those with dentures. The dentist can look at the teeth and see if they still fit. The jawbone may change over time, which means the patient might need to have some adjustments made. At some point, the patient might need to have the teeth replaced because the restorations do not last forever.

Getting used to the teeth

Patients can practice speaking to get used to the teeth faster. The more the patient talks and chews, the easier these tasks will become. One method of getting used to the feeling of the teeth is to practice reading a book. Patients should do that slowly and focus on pronouncing each word naturally. The goal is to train the mouth and brain to speak as usual. Doing that in front of a mirror allows a patient to see how the mouth forms each word.

Will the false teeth stay in place?

One reason dentures often do not feel normal is that the teeth sometimes shift. The dentist can check the teeth to see if there is a good fit. If not, it is possible to make some adjustments to them. Many patients feel more self-esteem when using a denture adhesive, which anchors the teeth in place better. When the teeth do not move, it is easier for them to feel normal.

Choose the right dentures today

Are you considering getting dentures? If so, your dentist can help you decide on the right option. You can also talk to them about how to make the dentures feel more normal. Making an appointment today is your first step.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dentures and Partial Dentures in McLean, VA

Call Us Today

Request an appointment or call Oak Tree Dental at 703-763-5239 for an appointment in our McLean office.

Recent Posts

Gum Care When You Have Dentures

Dentures give many people a reason to smile again. Instead of living with damaged, unsightly teeth, they now look and feel better than ever.While it is true that issues with the teeth go away, wearing dentures does not prevent other problems from developing. If you wear dentures, keeping them clean is essential to maintaining healthy…

FAQs About Dentures Answered

If you have to get dentures, you might have some questions about them. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you make a more informed decision about your health.While your dentist can answer any questions, it is good to have a starting point. Keep reading to learn more about the restorations.The right starting place…

Avoiding Bad Breath With Dentures

People who wear dentures typically have the same complaints. Although the types of dentures made today are fantastic compared to those from years ago, issues can still arise.The biggest concerns are slippage, discomfort, poor fit, and bad breath. The bad breath problem is often how others know when a person is wearing dentures.Along with big…

Recent Posts

What Can Happen To An Untreated Chipped Tooth

What Can Happen To An Untreated Chipped Tooth

When you first notice a chipped tooth, it can be easy to dismiss it as not serious or something that won't happen again. However, many things can happen if this chip is left untreated and goes unnoticed. If left untreated, it may cause additional damage. What started out as a potentially minor issue can develop…

Truths And Myths From A Cosmetic Dentist

Truths And Myths From A Cosmetic Dentist

The term “cosmetic” causes many people to brush off the idea of visiting a cosmetic dentist to fix serious oral health problems. Oftentimes, this is the result of major misconceptions about possible treatments and the feeling that procedures are purely about fixing appearance. However, this form of dentistry usually goes far beyond aesthetic appeal. It…