Denture FAQ’s

Will dentures really help?

Losing your teeth can be painful.  But it’s a problem that can be resolved with excellent results. We can provide you with a comfortable, attractive substitute to your teeth that, with proper care, will help you live a healthier, happier life.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gelfand, call our office in Shrewsbury, NJ at Shrewsbury Office Phone Number 732-747-7730 or fill out our Appointment Form.

How long will dentures last?

Between 5 and 7 years. Just like natural teeth, dentures wear down and stain with age. Your mouth is frequently changing. To make sure your dentures fit properly, they will need adjustments from time to time. We suggest seeing your dentist yearly for a denture check-up. You should always advise your dentist at the first sign of irritation, no matter how minor it may seem. Your health and comfort are vital.

Will dentures affect my appearance?

Dentures are custom made to suit you – making them incredibly comfortable and natural looking.

At the beginning of the denture process, there is an impression and trying period. Your teeth will be positioned in wax so you and your dentist can see what your dentures will look like. This is a great chance to discuss the appearance and make modifications, so you’ll be happy with the end result.

Many patients notice that once they get dentures, noticeable facial lines are softened, giving them a more youthful look. We want our denture patients to be proud of their smile.

How will dentures affect my eating?

​Adjusting to dentures takes time and patience, but you’ll get used to them before you know it. We will be happy to help you work through any challenges and explain the best ways to get used to eating and chewing with your new dentures.

How quickly will I adjust to dentures?​

Dentures may feel strange at first. They may seem too big. This is normal. Once your facial muscles adapt, your dentures should feel very comfortable. Some people adjust to dentures in a week, while others take a little longer.

How should I clean my dentures?

​Always clean your dentures over a basin of water or a  towel to avoid breakage if you drop them. Hold them gently between your thumb and fingers, and clean them using a denture cleaner or soap – all readily available at any drugstore. Use only lukewarm water and avoid using harsh pastes. You should clean your dentures after every meal.

Will dentures affect my speech?

There may be slight differences at first. Don’t be alarmed. Once your mouth is accustomed to the change, this should lessen. Reading aloud is an excellent exercise for helping to restore normal speech quickly.

Should I remove my dentures at night?

​Every case is different. We will let you know what’s right for you. There are special precautions to take with your dentures when they are not being used.

Can I use store-bought liners?

​Never attempt to reline your dentures. You could completely damage your dentures and injure your mouth. If you have any problems, call us. Adhesive powders and pastes may be used according to manufacturer’s instructions.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gelfand, call our office in Shrewsbury, NJ at Shrewsbury Office Phone Number 732-747-7730 or fill out our Appointment Form.

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