Growing Accustomed to Your New Dentures
Created on June 15, 2014
Receiving a full arch of dentures is a dramatic change of pace for almost every dental patient. It’s not an easy decision, to receive dentures – which requires the extraction of all of your natural teeth prior to fitting the device. However, Dr. Peck has helped many patients through the process with his expert advice and comfortable denture fitting techniques.
Most of Taylor Street Dental Associates’ patients find dentures to be a life-changing experience for the better. Having a full mouth of teeth that are functional and leave you without pain or discomfort can drastically improve your quality of life.
However, one of the most common side effects for new denture wearers is swelling and discomfort. This is a normal condition that should subside as your gums become accustomed to the dental device and the new pressure points of dentures. Dr. Peck will expertly fit your dentures so that this is kept to a minimal inconvenience.
During this time of discomfort it may be helpful to eat softer foods to prevent unnecessary pain as you adjust to your new teeth and bite patterns. After a week or so you will gain confidence with your new teeth and can move up to enjoying regular foods that you love.
If you feel like dentures may be the right solution for your dental condition contact Taylor Street Dental Associates today and learn what Dr. Peck can do for your smile!