1. What do I need to do to take care of my dentures?
You need to handle your dentures carefully. Remove and rinse dentures after each meal. Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. Brushing your dentures at least once daily is important. Soak dentures overnight. Dentures must be rinsed thoroughly before putting them back in the mouth.
2. Is it a painful procedure to get dentures fitted?
Yes, you may still have discomfort and pain a few days after receiving the new dentures. It is normal that you experience discomfort or pain in the first few weeks of wearing new dentures. It is the result of your dentures rubbing against your gums, or not fitting properly. Fitting dentures is not a painful process.
3. Are permanent dentures better than the temporary ones?
Yes, permanent dentures are better than temporary dentures. For permanent dentures, the impressions of your mouth and jaw are taken, a model is created so that necessary adjustments can be made, and then the dentures are cast finally. These fit your mouth perfectly. On the other hand, temporary dentures are useful as a stopgap arrangement. Your dentist will suggest the best option for you.
4. Will dentures restrict me from eating the food I like?
No, dentures do not come in the way of enjoying the food you like. You have to start with soft food such as eggs, cooked vegetables, and puddings. With time, as you gain confidence, try eating chewier food such as celery or steak. Only, eat anything in small quantities, or cut larger chunks into smaller pieces.
5. Can I get the dentures fitted after not having teeth for a long time?
It is better to get your dentures fitted when all your teeth have been removed. It cannot be predicted as to how much of your lower and upper jaw remains after years of going without teeth. When your teeth are removed, the bone that held your teeth starts shrinking over time. Your dentist will be able to judge best on this.