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Getting Dentures Over Implants Makes Eating and Speaking Easier

Posted on 8/9/2021 by Dr McMurray
Getting Dentures Over Implants Makes Eating and Speaking EasierIf you have implants placed for fixed dentures, it is better to have temporary dentures placed before you get your permanent prostheses.

Implant Dentistry - Why You Should Have Dentures Placed When You Get Implants

When you receive implants, it is more positive to have dentures placed at the same time, as it will give you an opportunity to acclimate yourself to wearing the dentures, including speaking and eating with them. It takes about 6 months for the implants to fuse with the jawbone. Therefore, you won't get your permanent dentures before this time. By taking this approach, you can adjust more easily and make the transition better when you finally get you permanent upgrades.

Eating with Temporary Dentures

Once you receive your implants and temporary dentures, you will have to be careful about eating. Again, at this stage, your implants still must fuse with the bone. This will take about 6 months. During this time, and especially after you get the implants, you need to practice extreme care when eating. Eat soft and nutritious foods, such as scrambled eggs, yogurt, cheese, and soups. Stay away from foods that are hard, crunchy, or chewing.

Speaking with You Temporary Dentures

You can get used to speaking with your new dentures before you receive your permanent dentures, thereby getting a head start on talking with the dentures. To get acclimated to the dentures, practice reading passages out loud and speak slowly. That way, you can get accustomed to speaking and enunciating your words so you can be understood. By taking this approach, you will feel more confident about your new smile.

Would you like to know more about implant dentistry or getting All-on-4 or fixed dentures with implants? If so, contact our office for an exam and consultation today. We can arrange a time that works with your daily schedule. Call us to find out more about the process. During the appointment, we will perform an exam and let you know what steps we will need to take to perform the procedure and therapy.

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