Getting dentures is a very personal matter. Most likely you’ll know when it’s time and your dentist will be able to tell you as well.
Most importantly, if your dentures are causing your mouth pain and several teeth need to be pulled, it may be time for dentures, or maybe you only need a partial denture.
If you need more information regarding dentures and learning to wear them, you can visit our page of “All About Dentures.”
Another reason you might need dentures is if you were born with soft teeth. Soft teeth or teeth with little or no enamel (yes, some people are born like this), causes the tooth to become decayed and weakened. In this case, it’s very important to save your gums and your bones in your mouth from becoming infected, which will be a very painful experience.
If you have rotting teeth and can be very detrimental to your health. It is a known fact that bad teeth cause heart problems and other health issues.
Bad breath? Most likely from rotting teeth. It can be embarrassing for anyone to have to experience bad breath.
Aesthetics? Yes, dentures can give you a beautiful smile. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice when they look at you. Once you have dentures, you will most likely feel secure when smiling and much more confident.
What if your dentures are uncomfortable and you don’t want to wear them?
You should first visit your dentist to see if he can adjust the denture for a better fit. However, you may need a permanent or soft denture reline from your dentist. Your gums will shrink once your teeth are extracted and your dentures will ultimately become loose and cause your gums to be sore and end up with unbearable sore spots. While your gums heal you can use a soft reliner like ProSoft Denture Reliners, which also is a tissue conditioner like dentists use. The main ingredient in the liquid is ethyl alcohol and it will soothe sore gums and promote faster healing.
ProSoft Denture Liner
Most importantly, be sure to keep your regular dental visits. Your dentist knows best and will be able to see beyond the outer teeth with x-rays. He may also propose that you get implants. Yes, they can be expensive, but make wearing dentures much easier. In the meantime, have your dentist place a soft denture liner in your denture plate or use an over-the-counter denture reline kit or DIY denture reliner until you can see your dentist.