How to improve your confidence with dentures

by | Sep 16, 2019 | Dentures Blog

There’s no need to feel anxious about getting new dentures. While it can feel daunting to get dentures made for the first time, there’s plenty of help and advice available.

From your initial consultation through to the aftercare once you get new dentures fitted, Smiles & More’s team are here to help you wear your new smile with pride, with no anxiety needed.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you get new dentures made, which should hopefully help you to feel more confident about the process.

1. A natural look

Modern full and partial dentures are designed to look natural, with slightly different shapes of individual teeth so you get a straight, clean smile that doesn’t look fake.

This gives you a lot of control over how the finished product will look, so you can choose a smile that suits you and make a confident start to wearing dentures for the first time.

2. A comfortable fit

Full and partial dentures are made for a comfortable fit, but regular check-ups help to keep them this way.

By getting your dentures checked every 6-12 months you can get professional advice on what to do if they no longer fit, which is especially important for partial dentures supported by teeth on one or both sides.

3. Keep them clean

Cleaning dentures is easy – in most cases you just brush them twice a day with a suitable denture soap and store them overnight in a lidded container.

Again, you can get professional help from Smiles & More. We offer a denture cleaning service for just £20.00 per denture, and would recommend you make use of this 3-4 times a year.

4. Quality

Having a properly made, well-fitted quality denture in the 1st place will significantly help with any denture anxiety. Once Fitted, it may take a little time to adjust to a new denture but this is only an initial transitional stage.

Soon you will start to get used to the feeling of eating and smiling with them in confidence.
You’ll find with well-fitted dentures, it’s quick and easy to adjust when wearing them, and you might get even more of a confidence boost from friends and family as they compliment you on your new smile.

5. Ask for help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. If you know other denture wearers, they might have some personal experience and denture wearing top tips to share with you.

If you’d rather speak to a professional about any of the tips above, general denture maintenance or any other sources of anxiety about dentures, contact Smiles & More and we can help to put your mind at ease.