THE JOURNEY AHEAD

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN GETTING DENTURES

Deciding to get dentures is the beginning of your journey toward a more confident life. Here are the most important things you need to know before getting dentures.

THE JOURNEY AHEAD

Preparing Your Mouth
Your dentist may have to extract some teeth and give you temporary dentures. Any discomfort you feel should subside after the first couple weeks.

Making Your Dentures
Your dentist and the dental laboratory will model your dentures from an impression of your mouth and work with you to choose your tooth shape, size, and color.

Experiencing Your First Fitting
Once your dentures are made, your dentist will have you try them on and wear them until your next visit, at which point any adjustments can be made.

SOME TIPS TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR DENTURES

Expect an Adjustment Period

Expect an Adjustment Period

Wearing dentures takes some getting used to. This is completely normal.

Learn How to Clean and Maintain Your Dentures

Learn How to Clean and Maintain Your Dentures

You’ll need to remove and brush your dentures every day. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging them and purchase a non-abrasive cleanser like Polident®.

Stock Up on Soft Foods

Stock Up on Soft Foods

Make sure you have soft, easy-to-chew foods in your home for the first few weeks as your mouth adjusts.