Commonly asked questions about dentures
At Harvest Hills Dental Care of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, our dentists work with patients to help them understand ways to replace extracted or missing teeth. One popular solution is the denture, which provides an economical replacement of one or more teeth. If you are looking for denture services “near me,” connect with our team today to discuss dentures further! Below are some commonly asked questions about dentures:
Q: What are dentures?
A: Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. Full dentures are custom made to fit snugly over the gums and replace all the teeth in the dental arch, while partials are best for replacing one or more missing teeth.
Q: How long does it take to get used to wearing dentures?
A: It usually takes a couple of weeks to get used to wearing dentures. During this time, you might experience discomfort and difficulty speaking and eating. However, these problems should go away as you adjust to your new dentures.
Q: Can I sleep in my dentures?
A: No, you should not sleep in your dentures. Remove them before going to bed and brush your gums and teeth before putting them back in the morning. Full dentures should be soaked in a denture solution to keep them moist overnight
Q: Can I still eat with dentures?
A: Yes, you can still eat with dentures. However, you may have to adjust to eating softer foods at first. Avoid chewy or hard foods until you get used to wearing your dentures.
Q: How do I clean my dentures?
A: You should brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap. Rinse them well after brushing. Soak your dentures overnight in a mild cleaning solution to keep them clean and fresh.
Q: How often should I see my dentist if I wear dentures?
A: You should see your dentist twice every year for a checkup. Your dentist will clean your dentures, make sure they fit correctly and adjust or replace them as necessary.
Q: What if I have more questions about dentures?
A: If you have any other questions about dentures, please consult our dental team at Harvest Hills Dental Care. Our dentists are dedicated to helping East Gwillimbury, ON area patients with their oral health care needs.
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