How to Get All-Day Comfort From Your Dentures

One of the biggest challenges for dentures is being able to wear them all day, you need Denture Pain. With natural teeth, of course, you think nothing about having them in all day. Once you’ve worn dentures, though, you realize how hard it can be to just make it through a full day of work, socializing, eating, and just hanging around with your dentures in. Then you begin to realize that dentures are not natural teeth, and making sure your dentures are comfortable for wearing all day isn’t as easy as you might have thought. FOY® Dentures dentists believe that everyone should enjoy the comfort of wearing their dentures all day long. Here are some tips to help you have comfortable dentures, even after 12 or more hours of continuous wear.

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Choose Quality Dentures

Comfort is one of the key benefits of FOY® Dentures. The Denture Fountain of Youth® is designed for the best possible fit using all the latest principles of neuromuscular dentistry and prosthetics to ensure a snug fit, minimal motion, and maximum comfort. This applies not just to your gum tissue but also to your jaw joints, muscles, and more. They can even reduce or eliminate headaches related to a poor jaw position.

Cheap dentures are poorly fitted. In fact, they often come in premade sizes, and a denture dentist simply chooses the one that’s closest to the size of your mouth. The poor fit this provides leads to significant denture discomfort.

Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants can make dentures more comfortable. There are many reasons dentures hurt, and dental implants can address several of them.

First, dentures hurt because your gum tissue isn’t strong enough to bear the pressure of biting and chewing, and that’s what dentures ask them to do. Dental implants take some of the pressure off. Dental implants direct bite force into the jawbone, just as natural teeth do. That helps relieve discomfort in your dentures. Even if you only have enough implants to partially support your dentures, it can make a big difference in your comfort level at the end of the day.

Another reason why dentures hurt is that they can slide around in your mouth, rubbing against your soft tissue and causing sores. Dental implants help with this, too. They hold your dentures in place, so dentures don’t come out as often and don’t cause as much discomfort from abrasion.

It’s not just biting and chewing, either. When you swallow–food, beverages, or just saliva–your teeth can come together, accentuating discomfort from poorly fitting dentures.

Get Relines as Necessary

No matter how good your initial denture fit, it will change over time. That’s because your body changes the jawbone and the gums over the jaw. Your jaw has bone whose main function is to hold your teeth. Once your teeth are gone, your body doesn’t see the need to maintain the jawbone. It begins to remove it. The body can use the important minerals elsewhere in the body. As a result, your jawbone shrinks. Even the best-fitting dentures stop fitting within six months to a year. (And poorly fitting dentures can become all-but unwearable in an even shorter period of time.

Use the Right Amount of Adhesive

Ideally, your denture fit should be good enough that you don’t really need denture adhesive. However, if you do need denture adhesive, make sure you’re using the right amount.

Denture adhesive is not a case where more is better–you want to use just the minimum amount to secure dentures. More adhesive won’t make dentures more secure. It will actually do the opposite: make them slide around more.

Too much adhesive can also increase the space between your gums and dentures, making more room for food to infiltrate under your dentures.

Learn the Denture-Friendly Eating Technique

Dentures are not natural teeth. They don’t work like natural teeth, and treating them like natural teeth can lead to problems.

One of the places where this matters most is your eating technique. The normal chewing motion with natural teeth combines up-and-down and side-to-side movements. This is efficient for breaking down food, but it can dislodge dentures. Once your dentures get loose, chewing will move them around, causing abrasive sores. Plus, food in your mouth can get under your dentures. Trapped between your dentures and gums, this food can lead to painful biting, chewing, and swallowing.

Also, don’t forget to cut your food into smaller pieces. These are more manageable with dentures.

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