Denture commercials do a fantastic job of making those things look amazing, don’t they? People eating corn on the cob and biting into whole apples. Looks fantastic! Who would ever know those were fake teeth? The problem is that actual denture wearers rarely feel that confident or comfortable with their dentures. Dentures are a process, and they take time: time that you don’t have.
The Training and Sizing Phase
The first phase of dentures is the training and sizing phase. This is the very beginning of your denture-wearing days. Most dentists will tell you that it will take several trips to have your dentures fitted before you actually get a great fit. On top of that, it takes some practice before your tongues, cheeks, and jaw adjust to holding those chompers in place. You use different muscles that you’ve used before, and that’s not an easy task for everyone.
The Great Phase
Once your dentures are fitting properly, and your muscles have adjusted to their new task, you will probably go through a phase where you’re pretty happy. This phase could last a few weeks, a few months, maybe a year or two. You still don’t have as much biting power as you’d like, but you can handle it. Things are looking up!
The Re-Sizing Phases
From there on out, you’re going to be constantly working with your dentist to adjust your dentures as your mouth changes shape. Once your teeth are removed, your jaw bone starts to fade away, which changes the way your dentures fit in your mouth. The disappearance of your bone will continue, leaving you with loose, wobbly, and painful dentures. You’ll be doing this dance for the rest of your days.
Let’s face it, who has time for all of that? Get a solution that works. Get dental implants. This restoration will be a permanent fixture in your mouth for the rest of your life. You’ll never have to worry about another restoration, and the implants will hold your jaw in place. It will be like having your natural smile until the day you leave earth. Contact us today if that sounds better to you than juggling denture appointments for the rest of your life. We are looking forward to your call!