What Should I Expect After I Get Dentures?
Brand new dentures, whether immediate or permanent, will feel awkward for a few weeks while you grow accustomed to them. They may feel loose while you get used to them, and the sides of the teeth will feel different than your natural teeth once did, as your tongue interacts with the dentures.
Are Dentures Uncomfortable?
You may experience minor irritation or soreness as your tongue adjusts to the new edges inside your mouth. Saliva flow may also increase slightly for a short period as your mouth adjusts to the changes.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
You will likely need some follow-up appointments to ensure that the dentures are adjusted correctly to the fit of your mouth over time. Notify your dentist immediately if you have any issues with your dentures.
Continue to practice proper dental hygiene via brushing your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled brush. Do this before putting in your dentures and after you remove them before bed.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?
Most dental insurance plans cover some or even all of the costs of dentures. You need to contact your provider to learn the specifics of coverage on your policy.