Posted .

Have you lost some or all of your permanent teeth? This can make it difficult to do things that used to be easy, like eating and speaking. Dr. Pannu and Dr. Nwugwo may recommend dentures in Vestal, New York, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile.

How long will it take me to get used to my dentures?
It is not unusual for dentures to feel a little awkward for the first few weeks. The adjustment period may even last for a few months. You’ll have to practice a little to get used to eating and speaking with your new dentures. With time, you will adjust to your new dentures. Your cheeks and tongue will learn how to hold your dentures in place.

How should I care for my dentures?
Please remove and clean your dentures daily. Rinse your dentures in cool water. Then, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food deposits and plaque. To keep your dentures from drying out or warping, place them in water or a denture cleaning solution each night. It is important that you continue to brush your gums, any remaining teeth, and your tongue.

How long do dentures last?
Dentures will need to be remade, realigned, or rebased with time because of normal wear. In addition, as you age, your mouth will naturally change, causing dentures to loosen. Have your dentures checked by our dentists at least once every year.

We invite you to call New York Dental Group at 607-777-1340 today to learn more about your new dentures and to schedule a checkup.