Adjusting to False Teeth

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To put it simply, wearing false teeth can be a bit of an adjustment for some people. A few patients have found false teeth to be large and/or loose appliances, and getting used to them can be annoying. To help you during this adjustment stage, we’ve put together the following data about how to wear dentures properly.

-Ensure that you are wearing your false teeth constantly after you first get them. Your mouth (and your mind) will need to put in some time to get used to the feeling of wearing false teeth.

-You might be familiar with denture cement, but do not use this unless we’ve instructed you to do so! If we’ve advised you to use denture adhesive, follow all of our instructions on application and removal.

-Don’t forget to take out your dentures before you go to sleep.

-After taking out your dentures, brush them carefully and set them in a mixture of water and denture cleaner.

-Do not fidget with your false teeth or try to modify them to fit differently.

At Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we do all we can to ensure that you’re comfortable with your pearly whites, whether they’re real teeth or false teeth. Most of our patients adapt well to their false teeth, but some find the adjustment period tough. If you follow these steps and still feel substantial uneasiness after a week, please call us at 856-429-4600 so Dr. Marco Holgado can evaluate the greatest course of action for you.