If you are someone that needs to get dentures, you are likely to have a ton of questions. After all, dentures are generally linked to older people, and you aren’t an older person. Don’t worry – you aren’t going to have to overhaul your life. But you will need to make a few crucial adjustments to your daily activities. In order to bust the typical myths that you have in your head, here are some of the more common misconceptions with it comes to getting dentures:
Myth: Once I receive my new dentures, I’m set for life.
Fact: According to the American Dental Association, dentures should be replaced every 5-7 years due to wear and tear and natural changes in your mouth. Swapping them out every so often will keep your smile bright and intact.
Myth: I don’t have to go to the dentist once I receive my new dentures.
Fact: You will need to see your dentist at least once a year so that any corrective measures with the fit of your dentures may be taken and serious problems avoided.
Myth: Apples and corn on the cob are a thing of the past once I get my dentures.
Fact: Eating with dentures takes adjustment but over time you will likely be able to enjoy all the foods you weren’t too sure about.
Myth: It will take forever for me to adjust to my new dentures.
Fact: It will take a little adjusting for your facial muscles and oral tissue, but they will adapt to the dentures in a very short time, and you should soon feel quite comfortable with them.
Dr. Clarence Kegler II proudly serves Suwanee and all surrounding areas.