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What are dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances that replace most or all of your natural teeth. They are made up of a flesh-colored base that sits over the gums. Replacement teeth are attached to this base. Dentures can help restore the appearance and functionality of the mouth.

How long does it take to get used to dentures?
It is natural for new dentures to feel awkward or uncomfortable for a while. This stage can last from a few weeks to a few months. Things like eating and speaking will take some practice. While your cheeks and tongue become accustomed to holding the dentures in place, they may feel a little loose in your mouth. While you are getting used to your dentures, excess saliva flow is also common. All of these things should improve and then cease with time.

How long will my dentures last?
With time, your dentures will need to be relined, remade or rebased because of normal wear. This is because your mouth will naturally change as you age. These changes can result in dentures becoming loose, which can make eating and chewing difficult. See Dr. Craig Wada at least once a year for a checkup so the fit of your dentures can be checked.

How do I clean my dentures?
Brush your dentures daily to remove food particles and plaque. When you’re not wearing your dentures, place them in a water or a denture cleanser soaking solution. Do not use hot water. Also, be sure to brush your gums, tongue and palate every day before putting your dentures in.

To learn more about dentures in Rocklin, California, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact Placer Prosthodontics Inc. at 916-630-9048 today.