You’re ready to get full dentures, but that doesn’t mean you should rush into the process. It’s important to do your research and make sure you are comfortable with the idea before moving forward. Here are some tips to help you get ready for a successful implant and an enjoyable experience:
1. Be an informed consumer
First and foremost, you want to make sure that you’re an informed consumer. Ask your dentist questions and learn as much as possible about how dentures work. You should also do some research online and talk to other people who have had dentures. It’s important for you to feel confident about the process before moving forward with any decision.
2. Set expectations
Set your expectations. Expect to have some discomfort in the first few days and possibly weeks after getting your dentures. This is normal, especially if you haven’t worn a partial plate before or had implants put in your gums. After all, these are brand-new teeth. It might take some getting used to for you and everyone else around you too. Your gums may also be sore when they’re healing from having been touched up during fitting and adjustments (if necessary). They will probably feel tender as they get used to their new shape and position with each bite, but this should go away in time as well.
You might find eating difficult at first because of how much things have changed with your mouth’s recent activity: getting new teeth put in place! Avoid hard foods like chips or popcorn until things settle down; they could still be lodged between those brand-new pearly whites without even realizing it until later on down the line after being removed by brushing later that night…or even worse: having them fall out entirely when trying out different flavors of ice cream from different brands who don’t always follow FDA regulations when making their products safe enough for human consumption (which means no matter what kind you buy off store shelves today may not necessarily stay fresh until tomorrow morning due to improper maintenance techniques used during production).
3. Don’t rush the process
Before getting your dentures, make sure you are ready for the change and that you have mentally and physically prepared yourself. You should be healthy enough to handle this major dental procedure. If you’re not, then consider waiting until you feel more comfortable before going ahead with it. It takes time to get used to wearing dentures so don’t rush through it all at once! Also, don’t forget about getting regular teeth cleanings along with regular visits to your dentist so that they can help encourage healthy gums as well as prevent any oral problems from developing later on down the line.
4. Learn how to keep them clean
Once you’re all set up, it’s important to learn how to keep your dentures clean. It’s recommended that you clean them at least once a day, but if they start to look visibly dirty or develop an unpleasant odor, then cleaning more frequently might be necessary.
Dental experts suggest using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and water for this task, the same tools used for your natural teeth! You can also opt for making a paste out of baking soda and water if that feels better for you. Denture tablets are another option that can help reduce odors or whiten the surface of your dentures by breaking down plaque buildup over time. Denture cleaners are also available on the market; make sure that whatever product you use is compatible with whichever type of material was used in making them (and make sure not to mix products). For example: If they’re made from acrylic resin plastic then don’t use any chemicals like bleach since they may damage them beyond repair! Mouthwash is another good way too–just remember not too much because it could end up drying out their gums which would lead back into needing new ones again sooner rather than later.
5. Prepare to finance if needed
Once you’ve decided to move forward with your new dentures, it’s time to get down to business. There are a few things you’ll need to do in advance of your procedure that will make everything run smoothly and ensure that the best care possible is given.
First, check your insurance coverage and financial situation. If you have any questions about how much coverage there might be for dental care, ask your dentist or their staff. Also, consider whether or not you’ll need financing options such as CareCredit or Patient Finance Company (PCFC). For example, if it turns out that full dentures will cost more than $10K but less than $20K and you don’t want monthly payments for the rest of your life until they’re paid off (which could take decades), then PCFC may be a good choice!
If all these steps seem overwhelming, don’t worry; there’s help available:
These tips will help you get ready for your dentures to stay comfortable and healthy.
- Be an informed consumer. Before you begin the process of getting dentures, it is important that you educate yourself on the different types of dentures and how each type works. This will help with your decision-making and allow you to set realistic expectations for what your new teeth will look like.
- Don’t rush the process. Being rushed into getting a full set of dentures can lead to issues later on down the line with your teeth not fitting properly or even worse, not being able to eat because they are uncomfortable or painful when chewing. Take your time and make sure that everything is right before making a final decision about wearing full dental replacement devices long-term.* Learn how to keep them clean. Keeping them clean will ensure that they stay healthy while also preventing bad breath, gingivitis (gum disease), cavities, etc., which could lead to needing more invasive dental work in the future.* Prepare to finance if needed.* If you are unable to afford dental coverage through an employer or other means such as Obamacare coverage then consider saving up money before getting started so that when it comes time for payment there will be no delays due to lack of funds
Getting dentures can be a big change, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one. If you take the time to prepare and consider all your options, you will be in good hands with your new teeth.