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Tips for Better Denture Fit

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Dentures are a great solution for those who have lost their natural teeth, restoring smiles and improving the ability to eat and speak. However, achieving a comfortable and secure fit can sometimes be challenging. At Cain Denture Centers, we understand the importance of well-fitting dentures and we offer tips to help ensure your dentures fit better and remain comfortable.

 

1. Proper Fitting from the Start

The journey to well-fitting dentures begins with a proper fitting. Working with a qualified denture specialist who can take precise measurements of your mouth is important. The initial fitting is crucial because it sets the foundation for how your dentures will feel and function. Ensure your denturist uses the latest technology and techniques to create an accurate mold of your gums and remaining teeth.

2. Follow Post-Fitting Instructions

After receiving your dentures, your denturist will provide instructions on how to care for and adjust to your new dentures. It is vital to follow these instructions closely. This adjustment period is normal, and adhering to your specialist’s advice can help reduce discomfort and speed up the acclimation process.

3. Use Denture Adhesives

Denture adhesives can significantly improve the fit and stability of your dentures, especially for lower dentures, which are more prone to movement. Adhesives are available in a variety of forms, such as powders, lotions, and strips. They can help to create a strong seal between the dentures and your gums, reducing slippage and improving comfort. Use the right amount of adhesive and follow the product instructions.

4. Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

Keeping your dentures clean is essential for both hygiene and fit. Plaque and tartar can build up on dentures just like on natural teeth, leading to discomfort and even oral health issues. Clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Refrain from using regular toothpaste, as it can be very abrasive and can scratch surfaces. Additionally, soak your dentures overnight in a denture-cleaning solution to keep them fresh and bacteria-free.

5. Regular Check-Ups

Regular visits to your denture specialist are crucial for maintaining a good fit. Over time, the shape of your gums and jawbones can change, affecting the fit of your dentures. Your denturist can adjust your dentures to ensure they continue to fit comfortably. These check-ups can also help identify any potential issues early, such as sores or infections, and address them promptly.

6. Eat Soft Foods Initially

Your gums and mouth need time to adjust as you start wearing dentures. Eating soft foods can help make this transition easier. Choose foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, and soups. Gradually introduce harder foods as your comfort level increases. Cutting food into small pieces can also make eating with dentures more manageable and help you avoid discomfort.

7. Practice Speaking

Speaking with dentures can feel different at first, so spend time reading out loud or talking with friends and family. Over time, your tongue and muscles will adapt to the new dentures, making speaking more natural. If you find certain words difficult to pronounce, practice them until they become easier.

8. Handle Dentures with Care

Dropping dentures can easily break them because they are very delicate. When handling your dentures, do so over a soft surface like a folded towel or a basin of water to cushion any accidental drops. Always use both hands to avoid putting too much pressure on any one part of the denture.

9. Be Patient

Adapting to dentures takes time. It is normal to feel some discomfort and awkwardness at first. Patience is key. Give yourself time to adjust and allow your mouth to adapt to the new dentures. If discomfort persists or becomes unbearable, do not hesitate to contact your denturist.

10. Address Any Issues Promptly

Ignoring problems can eventually result in more serious ones. If you experience persistent discomfort, sores, or any other issues with your dentures, call your denturist immediately. Prompt attention and adjustments can ensure your dentures remain comfortable and functional.

 

Achieving a better fit with your dentures involves a combination of proper fitting, regular maintenance, and allowing time for adjustment. By following these tips, you can enhance the comfort and functionality of your dentures, leading to a better quality of life. 

At Cain Denture Centers, we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible fit and are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need assistance with your dentures, you can call us and schedule a free consultation.

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