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Do Dentures Really Need to Come Out of Your Mouth?

Posted on 11/25/2017 by Sergio Ortegon
Denture Ortegon Prosthodontics TX 77401
Dentures are a great way for you to restore eating, speaking, and chewing when you have missing teeth. However, they are not quite as good in your mouth as your original teeth once were.

These teeth need to come out so that your mouth can rest between times of wearing them. You wear them most of the day, so soaking them at night gives your mouth the ability to rest. If they were to stay in your mouth 100% of the time, you would likely wind up with a very sore mouth.

Problems with Leaving Your Dentures In Full-Time

If you were to leave your dentures in full-time, it could cause a lot of soreness all over your mouth. Dentures are not as tight as your original teeth were. This means they slip and slide around a bit, even after your mouth has gotten used to wearing them. Normally, when you take your dentures out, those slight sores can heal, and by the next morning, your mouth is ready for dentures once more.

However, when dentures are left in all the time, those sores are going to increase in size and how painful they are instead. This means that you could be left with some very serious pain in your mouth that may take quite a bit of time to heal.

Dentures are wonderful restorative options, but they need to be used with care. Make sure you follow the instructions that you are given by your prosthodontist upon getting dentures. They will explain to you how often and how long to wear them, when to take them out to soak them or clean them, and how to eat and speak with them. The more closely you follow those directions, the sooner your mouth will adjust and the less pain you will experience.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 968-9108 today.
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