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5 Things people with Dentures must know

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Dentures have increased substantially over the last few years. If you have been thinking of getting a dental bridge, this article is for you! Many people might see reasons dentures as an old person’s solution to replacing missing teeth, but they can come in handy at any point in your life. Even if you are young, you might one day find yourself with no natural teeth left, which can be a real problem when chewing food and speaking. This blog post will provide information on why every person with artificial teeth needs to know certain things about them. Visit your dentist to know more.

Dentures Should be Removed When Not in Use! The biggest advantage of dentures is that they can be removed and worn as per need. However, some people may neglect or forget removing them as often. Leaving dentures in the mouth for prolonged periods can cause bad breath and receding gums.

Know your options for Dentures

If you are missing one or more teeth, dentures may be a viable solution to replace the lost teeth. They are removable appliances that have been made with a dental laboratory to resemble your natural teeth. There are two types of dentures:

Complete Dentures replace your full set of teeth. They are usually made from plastic (acrylic) and are further categorised as conventional or immediate. Partial Dentures are used when only a few teeth remain. The base of the denture is made from either metal or plastic (acrylic), and the teeth are usually acrylic. 

What to expect when getting dentures?

When getting dentures, your dentist will extract all of the teeth in the affected area, remove all the soft tissue, and then place the teeth in a sterile container. The dentist will then begin working on the bridge. The first step is to remove the gum tissue from the surrounding teeth so that the denture can fit properly in the mouth. Next, the dentist will make an impression of your gums and the roof of your mouth and then send this to the lab.

The lab will then create a customized denture that can fit perfectly in your mouth as soon as possible. The dentist will then shape and clean the artificial teeth before placing it in the mouth. The denture will be fitted to your mouth and adjusted so that it properly fits you. Alternatively, you can get a partial denture, which is fitted to the remaining teeth that you have.

Denture problems to be aware of

Loosening and falling out: Dentures have a tendency to loosen or fall out of the mouth when speaking or eating certain foods. You should use a retainer to keep the artificial teeth in place when you are not using them.

Difficulty in chewing: Artificial removable bridges may make it difficult to chew your food properly. This is why some people choose to get partial ones, which are placed on the remaining teeth to make chewing easier.

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Trouble fitting in your mouth: If you have a narrow mouth and you get full dentures, they may not fit properly. This can lead to them being uncomfortable and difficult to fit in your mouth.

Infection: Dentures can lead to an infection in the mouth if they are not cleaned properly. You should brush and floss your dentures as well as use a water irrigator to clean them.

Taste issues: Another problem that dentures can cause is taste issues. This can cause you to dislike certain foods and can even lead to eating less.

Ways to make your dentures fit better.

Eating slower: Eating slower can help you chew your food properly and, in turn, make the most of the food’s flavour.

Chewing differently: Some people who have dentures find that they have to chew their food in a different way than others. This can be because of the shape of your mouth, the way your dentures fit, or other factors.

Gripping your food: Gripping your food properly can also help you chew it properly. This can reduce the risk of you chewing it incorrectly and can help you avoid mouth issues that may arise from eating incorrectly.

Avoid hard foods: Hard foods can damage your reasons dentures and make them difficult to eat. Instead, you should opt for softer foods that are less likely to damage your dentures.

Eating with others: Eating with others can help you avoid eating incorrectly and chewing too fast.

Tips for comfort while wearing artificial bridge.

Once you get used to your artificial teeth set, wearing them will be second, and you will forget that they are there. Because of the wear they are subjected to in daily life, dentures need regular maintenance and, at times, repairs and adjustment. Your dentist will tell you how to maintain them. If repairs are needed, go back to your dentist to be sure of having the repairs done correctly.

Drink water: Drinking water can help you avoid experiencing dental issues like dry mouth and can also prevent you from having problems swallowing.

Avoid sipping on liquids: Sipping on liquids can cause dental issues like dry mouth. Instead, drink water or other types of liquids in one go.

Use a tongue scraper: A tongue scraper can remove bacteria and food from your tongue, which can lead to dental issues.

Avoid smoking: Smoking can cause or worsen dental issues like gum disease.

Avoid stress: Stress can be harmful to your teeth and can lead to dental issues.

Things you should not eat with dentures.

If you wear dentures, there are certain foods that you should avoid eating. Mainly due to the way they are chewed and the damage they can cause to your bridge.

Hard foods: Hard foods like nuts, carrots, apples, and other hard and tough foods should be avoided when wearing dentures.

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Crunchy foods: Crunchy foods like popcorn and chips can damage your dentures and make chewing difficult. Sticky foods:

Sticky foods like toffee or caramel can get stuck in your bridge and make cleaning difficult.

Hot foods: Hot foods can damage your mouth and dentures. So they should be avoided when wearing a set of teeth.


While dentures are one of the options for teeth replacement, dental implants and dental bridges are also popular and most recommended options. If you are looking for teeth replacement treatments, talk to your dentist about what would be the most ideal option for you. There are a number of reasons why every person with dentures needs to know certain things about them. You should also know how to make your teeth fit better.

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