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Dentures and Your Feelings-What to Expect

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The process of getting dentures can cause some emotional stress. First, you must address the issue of cost, and find an affordable dentist to do the work. Once you locate a resource for affordable quality dentures, you may have to deal with the prospect of losing your remaining natural teeth; this presents special challenges. Your teeth are part of you, and having the dentist extract them might seem like a defeat. The way you look without your teeth may shock you. When you first start wearing your dental plates, they may seem huge inside your mouth. You may experience a sensation of having your lips pushed forward. Gagging, dry mouth, or excess saliva production may also occur. These are common, normal physical and emotional reactions that will resolve in time.



Transitioning to Permanent Dentures

If you receive a set of immediate dentures to use while your mouth heals, you’ll eventually transition to permanent ones. While this requires an additional adjustment period, it won’t take the same amount of time. Your gums will have healed by the time you get your permanent set, so you should have fewer fitting problems and less mouth irritation than you did the first time. Because you’ve already been through the process, and you’ll know what to expect, adjusting to the new set will be much easier.

Talk to Your Dentist



Developing good communication with your dental team is essential for getting the best results and minimizing the emotional impact of dentures. Talk to your dentist if you have feelings of anxiety, apprehension, confusion, or uncertainty. Getting dentures is a major life change, so don’t hide your concerns. Ask questions. Your dentist can help you understand how your new false teeth will affect your looks, your ability to speak and eat, and your physical comfort. You’re not alone; dentists help people deal with the impact of getting dentures every day.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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