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What are dentures?
If all or most of your natural teeth are missing, dentures may be the right choice for you. Dentures are removable appliances that replace most or all of your natural teeth. They are made up of a flesh-colored base that sits over the gums. Replacement teeth are attached to this base. Dentures can help restore the appearance and functionality of the mouth.

How long does it take to get used to dentures?
For a while, your new dentures may feel uncomfortable or awkward. This stage can last from a few weeks to a few months. Things like eating and speaking will take some practice. While your cheeks and tongue become accustomed to holding the dentures in place, they may feel a little loose in your mouth. Excess saliva flow is common while you become accustomed to your new dentures. All of these things should improve and then cease with time.

How long will my dentures last?
With time, your dentures will need to be relined, remade or rebased because of normal wear. This is because your mouth will naturally change as you age. Chewing and eating can becaome difficult because of these changes. See Dr. Pam Chamberland at least once a year for a checkup so the fit of your dentures can be checked.

How do I clean my dentures?
Brush your dentures daily to remove food particles and plaque. When you’re not wearing your dentures, place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or water. Do not use hot water. Also, be sure to brush your gums, tongue and palate each day before putting your dentures in.

To learn more about dentures in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, feel free to contact Chamberland Dentistry at 931-684-9167 today.