Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA
Thankfully, today’s dentures are much more sophisticated than they used to be. Tooth loss doesn’t have to be disastrous to someone’s lifestyle. Dr. Carson at Integrative Dental Arts in Agoura Hills, California says it’s important to get the right fit for you. “A great pair of dentures has to be natural looking. It has to feel comfortable in your mouth, eventually becoming second nature to you. Eating, chewing, talking should all be natural. If your dentures aren’t the best fitting ones for you, you can irritate your gums, develop mouth infections or even have the dentures move around a lot.
If you need a pair of dentures and live near Agoura Hills, visit Integrative Dental Arts
We can help you find the right fit and then adjust the dentures through follow-up dental appointments. You’ll realize that even when your dentures are perfect for you, over time your mouth, ones around it and gum will change shape and form. You’ll need to adjust your dentures as those changes happen. Integrative Dental Arts can ensure these dentures adjustments and modifications are done right, so you can get back to eating, talking and laughing in comfort.
Tricks of the trade to help you get used to your dentures
Speaking slowly helps you practice how to function properly and comfortably with your dentures. You can get accustomed to talking with dentures, by speaking out loud challenging words. Eating softer foods allows you to get used to the feeling of having dentures in your mouth. Dr. Carson at Integrative Dental Arts in Agoura Hills, California recommends you try chewing and swallowing foods that won’t be problematic. Avoid sticky foods for a while, take smaller bites of your meals, chew slowly. Eating eggs, yogourt, oatmeal and creamy cheeses works. You can also use a denture adhesive to keep your dentures in place. It will feel more secure, so you’ll feel more confident about having dentures.
Beware of infections caused by dentures
Make sure you take care of your dentures, clean them regularly because they can cause mouth infections such as cheilitis which is the inflammation and cracking of the mouth corners. Stomatitis is another infection, this one cause by an excess of yeast. Symptoms include red bumps on the roof of the mouth. But don’t worry, great dentures care and medicine can treat those right away.
If you live in the Agoura Hills area in California and need to a pair of dentures, come to Integrative Dental Arts for proper dentures fitting. Call (818) 889-0400 for your dental appointment.