For the many Texans who are preparing for life with dentures, there are lots questions to be answered. What will they feel like? How will they look? Will other people be able to tell I’m wearing them? How many hours a day do I wear them? Just a bit of research can ease your anxiety.
Austin dentures wearers will tell you that, like anything else, dentures do take some time to get used to. They may cause some irritation at first and they may be a bit loose until your cheek and tongue muscles adjust to them. Similarly, it may take a while to get used to eating with your new dentures. Cut your food into smaller bites and chew more slowly and more times to make things easier for yourself. For the first few weeks, avoid hard or extremely sticky food, as well as toothpicks and gum. In time, however, you will get used to eating with the dentures in place. And while some foods may always cause difficulty, Austin dentures wearers may find that they are able to enjoy foods they haven’t been able to eat for quite some time. In the same way, it may be difficult to say certain words, but as you adjust, you will adapt your speech to fit your dentures. If you hear sounds from your dentures like clicking or whistling, they may have moved out of place. Try biting down and swallowing to readjust them; if this doesn’t work, contact your dentist.
Unless you aspire to look like George Washington with his wooden teeth, you don’t want anyone to know you’re wearing dentures. With the recent advances in dentistry, Austin dentures are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dentures are custom made to fit the size and shape of your mouth, and each tooth can be individually placed to give you the most natural look possible. If you are getting partial dentures, they will match the color of your surrounding teeth. Dentures can make you look younger, filling in sunken places in the cheeks and mouth which cover gaps in your teeth.
When you first receive your Austin dentures you will need to wear them twenty-four hours a day. This will be a bit uncomfortable, but it will give your mouth a chance to adjust to them and help your dentist determine which areas need to be adjusted. After this initial adjustment time, however, you can take the dentures out at night, keeping them in a safe cleaning solution.
After you are accustomed to them, Austin dentures can actually make life much easier. You will be able to eat the foods you love, speak clearly, and enjoy your younger, more vibrant appearance. Talk to your Austin dentist and get started on your way to oral health.