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What are Dentures?

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What is the Process of Getting Dentures?

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Wearing Dentures?

Every person has a unique experience while getting used to their dentures. Your dentist can provide some advice and instructions before you go home with your new dentures.

You should leave your dentures in all day to get used to them. You could read aloud or sing along to your favorite songs to get used to talking with them.

While your dentures might feel strange or even uncomfortable at first, they should feel secure and not cause any pain. Make an appointment at Desert Dentist if you have any pain or feel like your dentures shift when you talk or chew.

How Should I Take Care of My Dentures?

Your dentist also provides instructions on how to care for your dentures. In general, you should rinse them after eating and brush them at least once a day. You should also brush your gums, tongue, and palate every day.

It would be best if you store them in a cup of denture cleansing solution when not wearing them. You don’t want your dentures to dry out, as this can cause them to warp.

Make sure to handle your dentures carefully. They can break if you drop them.

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, call Desert Dentist today or make an appointment online to discover if dentures are the best tooth-replacement option for you.

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