To put it mildly, wearing dentures can be a bit of an adjustment. Some patients have found false teeth to be large and/or wobbly appliances, and getting used to them can be annoying. To assist you during this adjustment stage, we’ve amassed the following data about how to wear false teeth correctly.
-Make sure that you are wearing your dentures continually after you first get them. Your mouth (and your mind) will need to put in some time to become familiar with the feeling of wearing dentures.
-You might be familiar with denture paste, but do not use this unless we’ve instructed you to do so! If we’ve advised you to use denture cement, follow all of our instructions on proper application and removal.
-Don’t forget to remove your false teeth before you go to bed.
-After taking out your false teeth, brush them carefully and put them in a mixture of water and denture cleaner.
-Do not play with your false teeth or try to alter them to fit differently.
At Shiva Hogugi, DDS in West Bloomfield, Michigan, we do all we can to ensure that you’re comfortable with your chompers, whether they’re real teeth or false teeth. Most of our patients adjust well to their false teeth, but some find the adjustment phase tricky. If you follow these steps and still feel significant uneasiness after a week, please call us at 248-669-5110 so Dr. Shiva Hogugi can evaluate the greatest course of action for you.