Dentures like those from Dr. Samborski of Worcester help millions of people live more normal lives but just like natural teeth, both partial and complete dentures require regular care. Over time dentures will wear down, stain, and lose their shape. Over time dentures become less comfortable as the size and shape of your mouth changes.
Along with your regular dental cleanings see your dentist if:
Your current dentures are uncomfortable
You find yourself using more and more denture adhesives
You have been wearing the same dentures for more than 5-7 years.
The choices range from a traditional denture which has minimal stability, to an implant secured denture which improves stability and preserves bone, and finally to a hybrid appliance screwed into the completely fixed implants that provides the most natural chewing function and stability. Dr. Samborski can help you make the best decision for your particular circumstances. Please call for a complimentary consultation to see what would best suit your needs.
According to the American Dental Association, dentures should be replaced every 5-7 years. Natural teeth wear down and stain over the years; your dentures will too. The tissue in your mouth and jaw bone changes constantly. As a result, your General and Implant Dentistry of Worcester dentures will require adjusting and rebasing periodically so that they continue to fit perfectly.
You will need to see your dentist at least once a year so that any corrective measures with the fit of your dentures may be taken and serious problems avoided. Be sure to see your dentist at the first sign of irritation or frequent sore spots on your gums, no matter how minor you may feel it to be.
Although eating with dentures takes adjustment don’t be discouraged. You will learn to bit and chew in a slightly different way. With assistance of implant supported dentures you will be able to enjoy eating apples, corn on the cob and many other foods that you have been avoiding.
Dentures are a substitute for your natural teeth and will therefore take some getting used to. Some people will feel comfortable with their dentures in a week, some will take longer. Your facial muscles and oral tissues will adapt to the dentures in a short time and you should soon feel quite comfortable with them. If you are uncomfortable you may require just a simple adjustment.
To learn more about our preventive and restorative dentistry services, our options for partial and complete dentures in Worcester, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office staff at (508) 757-0591 or use our online appointment request form to schedule an appointment. We offer our services to residents of Holden, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Boylston, Westborough, Worcester, Auburn and Northborough in Worcester County, MA.