Wearing Your New Dentures

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There are different methods of restoring missing teeth. While dental implants are popular, not everyone is a good candidate for them. If that is case for you, you will want to talk with Doctors Mark P. Swensen,
Glenn D. Balkins, and Ben W. Haslam about dentures. There are two basic types of dentures: complete, and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing. If some of the natural teeth remain, then a partial denture is used.

What can you expect with your new dentures? When you first start wearing them, they may feel awkward or even a little uncomfortable. While you will get used to wearing your dentures, you should inform the doctor if they are causing you pain. In some cases, the denture may put pressure on one area of your mouth or gums, which might be painful. Again, talk with our doctors as it is important that your dentures fit correctly and comfortably.

It will take some practice to learn the right way to put your dentures in and take them out. Our doctors will give you instructions on how long you should wear your dentures and when you should take them out. If you are getting a partial denture, the doctor may have you wear it constantly. Doing that will help to determine if the denture needs to be adjusted.
When you receive your dentures, the doctor will give you instructions on how long you should wear them, when they should be removed and how to care for them Be sure to follow those instructions since they will help your dentures to last longer and fit better.

At North Point Dental Group, LLC at Corvallis, Oregon we are committed to providing you with a healthy smile. Contact us today at 541-754-4017 to make an appointment to talk to the doctor about dentures or any other dental needs.