Will dentures really help?
Losing your teeth can be painful - in more ways than one. But it’s a problem that can be resolved with excellent results. Dr. Risk can provide you with a comfortable, attractive substitute for your natural teeth that, with proper care, will help you live a healthier, happier life.
Will dentures affect my appearance?
Our dentures are custom-crafted to suit you - making them incredibly comfortable and natural looking.
At the beginning of the denture process, there is a “try-in” period. Your teeth will be positioned in wax so you and Dr. Risk can see what your dentures will look like. This is a great opportunity to discuss the appearance and make adjustments, so you’ll be happy with the end result.
Many patients notice that once they get dentures, pronounced facial lines are softened, giving them a more youthful look. We want our denture patients to be proud of their smile. Don’t be afraid to show it!
How will dentures affect my eating?
Adjusting to dentures takes time and patience, but you’ll get used to them before you know it. Our office will be happy to help you work through any challenges and explain the best ways to get used to biting and chewing with your new dentures.
How quickly will I adjust to dentures?
Dentures may feel strange at first. They may seem too big, and you may notice an increase in saliva. This is normal. Once your facial muscles and oral tissue adapt, your dentures should feel very comfortable. Some people adjust to dentures in a couple weeks while others take a little longer.
How should I clean my dentures?
Always clean your dentures over a basin of water or a damp towel to avoid breakage if you drop them. Hold them gently between your thumb and fingers and brush them using a denture brush and denture cleaner or soap - at all readily available any drugstore. Use only lukewarm water and avoid gritty pastes or powders. You should clean your dentures after every meal.
Will Dentures affect my speech?
There may be minor differences at first. Don’t be concerned. Once your mouth is accustomed to the change, this should subside. Reading aloud is an excellent exercise for helping to restore normal speech quickly.
Should I remove my dentures at night?
Every case is different. Dr. Risk will let you know what’s right for you. There are special precautions to take with your dentures when they are not being used.