Losing your teeth can be a very depressing experience. With the teeth gone, the facial muscles tend to sag and can make you look much older, affecting your self confidence. It’s harder to eat, and more difficult to make certain sounds. Dentures can restore normalcy to your life.

Are they uncomfortable?

There is a period of adjustment when you first start wearing dentures. It can take some time to get used to the feeling of the dentures in your mouth, especially if you’ve been without your teeth for an extended period of time. You may find it difficult or awkward to chew certain foods, and speaking may feel strange. Some soreness or irritation is to be expected at first. However, once you’ve gotten used to your dentures they will feel completely natural. If you continue to experience soreness for a long period of time, contact your dentist and set up an appointment to make sure your dentures are a proper fit and there are no signs of gum deterioration.

Can I eat normal foods with dentures?

Certainly; however, keep in mind that it will take some time to get used to chewing. It’s best to start with small pieces of soft foods until you learn to control your chewing a little better. Chew slowly. Move on to more difficult foods as you become comfortable. 

How do I care for my dentures?

It’s very important to maintain good dental hygiene. Brushing at least twice daily, and soaking the dentures in a solution overnight, is recommended. There are special brushes available made specifically for use with dentures that should be used. It’s also important to gently brush the gums and tongue with a soft-bristled brush each morning before placing the dentures in your mouth.

How long can I expect my dentures to last

There is no set time line. Dentures will require adjustments over their life span due to normal wear and tear. When the dentures and mouth are cared for properly, they will last many years. Regular dental appointments will be necessary.

Our experienced dental staff work hard to ensure you receive the best care and treatment that any cosmetic dentist Columbia SC has to offer. Irmo Dentists Columbia SC are trained in every area of dentistry and take every care to provide a comforting service.

Our dental services are extensive and exceptional which include dental implants, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, dental veneers, Invisalign technology and painless dentistry to ensure we are the most professional and caring general and cosmetic dentistry in Irmo and Columbia SC.

Dr. Greg Wych’s Dental office in Columbia SC team prides itself on exceptional customer care. Visit our Dentist at Irmo SC today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference.


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