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Dentures are artificial teeth set into a framework, which rests on your gums. Dentures are used to replace either a full or partial set of missing teeth. The plastic framework is customized to fit your mouth, and due to the fact that changes in your mouth occur, a denture will need to be checked and re-fitted periodically. Dentures play an important role in the maintenance of dental health.

If you have recently been fitted with new dentures, you may benefit from these tips: Eat soft food at first, chewing small bites slowly with your back teeth to prevent the dentures from shifting. When you first get your dentures, practice speaking slowly until you are accustomed to your denture. Dentures may feel awkward at first, so follow Dr. Spero's instructions for wear and the discomfort should soon disappear. If Dentures shift out of position, close your mouth and swallow to reposition them. Ask us whether you should wear your denture at night, and if you have any other concerns or questions about your new dentures, please contact Dr. Spero!

If you experience discomfort because of your dentures, the following measures may ease your discomfort: Rinse your mouth with baking soda or salt. Leave the offending denture out as much as possible. Brush your gums, palate and tongue with a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal and before going to sleep. A sore mouth, if untreated, could lead to further complications. If the problem recurs regularly, speak to Dr. Spero about it!

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