We understand dentures are an emotional as well as a physical change for you. You might think they will make you look older. The truth is, dentures will make you look younger — preventing sagging muscles around missing teeth and filling out your face. Dr. Harris is committed to ensuring your dentures are not only comfortable but a solution you’re also comfortable with.
If you’ve lost or will be losing all of your teeth, dentures are critical to maintaining your quality of life. Your teeth are not only important to self-esteem; they also help you eat and speak. You need to be able to do both!
Once you receive them, they will take some getting used to. At first, they might feel strange or make your mouth sore in places. Eating and speaking may be a bit awkward in the beginning. It just takes time for your mouth to adjust.
After you are fitted with your new dentures, we encourage follow-ups so we can make adjustments to ensure a proper fit. And we’ll want to stay on a regular schedule of dental check-ups, too. We’ll keep an eye on them and all the other areas related to your total dental health — like screening for oral cancer.
Good dental hygiene is still important after you get dentures, even if you have a full set. You’ll need to brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth daily. And, of course, you’ll have to care for them — cleaning them and storing them properly.
Dentures don’t mean the end of dental care — they’re a new beginning. And Dr. Harris and her staff will be with you every step of the way.
Dr. Harris was great explaining each step through the procedure. She and her staff make you feel very comfortable.
- James, Powhatan