8 Tips For Wearing Your Dentures More Confidently

Are you a new denture wearer? While full/partial dentures have many benefits, they can take some time to get used to wearing. Here are some tips on how to build your confidence when wearing replacement teeth. 

Are you suffering from tooth loss due to injury, age, or disease? Whether you opt for full or partial dentures, this solution is a relatively inexpensive and effective way of restoring your appearance and confidence.

Traditional full/partial dentures are often recommended by denturists because they allow patients with significant oral problems to:

  • regain proper tooth function
  • speak and chew easily and with confidence
  • enhance their appearance
  • improve their dental health

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8 Tips For Wearing Your Full Dentures With Confidence

Using traditional dentures, whether full or partial, are a comfortable and convenient way to support an active lifestyle and boost your appearance and confidence. However, as a first-time denture wearer, it can take a while to get used to speaking and eating with your replacement teeth.

Here are 8 simple tips to help you wear your dentures with more confidence:

  1. Give your dentures a break. It is often recommended that you take your full dentures out of your mouth for at least 4 hours a day. This is easiest to do so at night, to give your gums a chance to rest.  Tip: When you do take them out, make sure to soak them in a denture-cleaning solution to keep them in moist and in good condition.

  2. Take care of your whole mouth. Just because you have replacement teeth doesn’t mean you stop practising good oral hygiene! Before inserting your replacement teeth, always brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will stimulate your mouth tissues and help remove any plaque. (5 Dos & Don’ts of Denture Care >)

  3. Use a denture adhesive. For first-time denture users, the thought of your replacement teeth slipping out can cause anxiety. Using a denture adhesive can help them stay in place when you’re eating or chewing, giving you more confidence.

  4. If it doesn’t fit, re-check it. Quality dentures are made to fit your mouth just perfectly. If you find that your replacement teeth are loose or uncomfortable, you must visit your denturist for a repair, reline, or adjustment.

  5. Never let your dentures dry out. If your replacement teeth become dry, they can warp. When you aren’t wearing your dentures, make sure to soak them in water or a denture cleanser solution to help them retain their shape. (How to Take Care of Your Dentures >)

  6. Use the right toothbrush. Just like your natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to prevent staining and remove any food particles. However, hard bristled toothbrushes can scratch and damage your dentures, so always stick to softer ones and non-abrasive toothpaste. (How to Choose The Best Products For Your Dentures >)

  7. Handle with care. Quality dentures are made from resilient material, but you still need to handle them carefully. To avoid accidentally dropping your replacement teeth on a hard surface, always fill your sink with water or cover it with a towel while handling them.

  8. Schedule regular visits to your denturist. If you have replacement teeth, it’s important to visit your denturist at least once a year. During this appointment, your denturist can ensure proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort and check the inside of your mouth to ensure it’s healthy. (Why You Should Visit Your Denturist Regularly >)

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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