Denture FAQs

Posted on November 2, 2015

dentures Fort LauderdaleDentures are a common form of tooth replacement, both on their own and in combination with dental implants, as in implant supported dentures. If you have missing teeth, you probably have questions about dentures, how they work, and what the best replacement solution is for you.

How long do dentures last? If cared for properly, dentures can last for many years. As the shape of your mouth changes over time, you might need to have them relined or even remade so thy fit the new contours of your mouth and jawbone.

How do I take care of my dentures? Dentures should be kept moist when they are not in your mouth so the lining—the portion that sits directly on your gums—does not dehydrate. They should also be brushed or cleaned regularly to keep bacteria and plaque from building up on them, which can cause gum disease.

What are my options for dentures? Traditional dentures rest directly on the gums. Another option is implant supported dentures. This treatment used dental implants to hold a denture in place. The denture can be removed for cleaning, but remains stationary when it is in your mouth.

Is it difficult to get used to dentures? Today’s dentures are easier to wear than in years past. They are made to fit as comfortably as possible and to take up as little room as possible in your mouth. Still, it will probably take a few days to get used to them. Until you adjust, they might feel bulky in your mouth and cause excess production of saliva. With some practice, you should be able to eat and talk normally.

What is the advantage to implant supported dentures? Traditional dentures can shift in the mouth and can make it difficult to eat certain types of foods. Implant supported dentures are held stationary by the anchoring implants. In addition, the implants help encourage the bone in your jaw to regenerate. Long-term wearers of traditional dentures often experience bone loss over time, which can lead to changes in the shape of your face. Implant supported dentures can slow or prevent this process.

Call the office of Dr. Taskonak to schedule a time to speak with our professional about your denture options.

Common Questions about Dentures

Posted on October 8, 2015

denturesDentures, or some form of them, are the oldest approach to tooth replacement. People have been creating replacement teeth for centuries, with each generation coming up with new and better ways to make them more realistic and more comfortable. Today’s dentures are very different from those available even just a few decades ago. If you are considering dentures, here are some questions you might be asking.

Are dentures uncomfortable? A denture should never be uncomfortable if it is properly fitted. Ideally, a denture should fit so well that you don’t even need to use an adhesive to hold it in place. Over time, though, your jawbone and gums change shape and contour, making the denture not fit as well. If your denture is moving, causing sores in your mouth, or is in any way uncomfortable, you should talk to our dentist.

How long does it take to get used to a denture? Most people who have dentures take a few days to get used to them the first time they’re worn. They can feel strange, since they are bulky, although newer dentures are designed to take up less room in your mouth. You might have to practice talking and eating with them. Many denture wearers recommend taking a few days to practice these important skills on your own at home until you feel comfortable.

Will I be able to eat all my favorite foods? Some foods become more difficult to eat when you have dentures. Fruits like apples and vegetables like corn on the cob can be hard to bite into without dislodging a denture. Small foods like rice and pasta can also be challenging. Given time, you’ll figure out how to manage more difficult foods as well as what’s easy to eat and what you might prefer to avoid.

In general, your dentures should be comfortable, easy to wear, and should help you feel more confident about your appearance. If you have any problems or questions about your new dentures, be sure to talk to our dentist.

For more information about denture care or how to start the process of getting dentures, call our office at 954-227-8133 to set up a consultation with our specialist.




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