If you have questions about dentures, our dentist team is happy to provide the information you need to know if they are right for you.
What do dentures feel like?
At first, your dentures may feel a little loose until the cheek and tongue muscles acclimate and hole the dentures securely. You may also experience some soreness and irritation, as well as an increase in saliva flow, during this time.
Will dentures affect my speech?
Some words may seem hard to pronounce, and we invite you to practice speaking aloud to accommodate to your dentures. If speech continues to be an issue or your dentures “click” when you talk, contact our office. Gently biting down on the denture appliance when you laugh, swallow or cough can help it stay in place.
Will my dentures affect my appearance?
Dentures are designed to look like natural teeth and should not significantly impact your appearance, though they can improve the look and feel of your smile.
Is it hard to eat while wearing dentures?
You may need some time and practice to get used to eating with dentures, and it’s good to begin with soft foods and take small bites. Use both sides of your mouth to chew slowly, and avoid hard or sticky foods, chewing gum, sharp bones and hot food.
Do I need to wear my dentures day and night?
Our dentist will determine how long you need to wear your dentures and when they can be taken out. You may need to wear them all the time, even during sleep so that we can determine where any adjustments are needed. Once your dentures fit well and feel like real teeth, you may not need to wear them all the time.
If you have further questions about wearing dentures in Lexington, Kentucky, contact Leestown Dental Center at 859-232-8883 for an appointment with Dr. Dickson Ufomata.