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How Long Does It Take to Adjust to Implant Dentures?

February 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 8:15 pm
Periodontist explaining implant dentures in Frisco to patient

If you’ve ever used traditional dentures in the past, you may have thought that it takes quite a long time to adjust to them. However, if you’re considering implant dentures in Frisco as an alternative or you’re planning to make a switch in the near future, you may be wondering if they also carry an adjustment period. Here’s the good news: the adjustment period for implant dentures is considerably shorter. Keep reading to learn what you can expect after receiving your tooth replacement!

Implant Dentures Explained

As a refresher, implant dentures are essentially a tooth replacement that works to restore an entire arch of teeth. This is the case whether you’re replacing the top, bottom, or both arches. A series of implants are placed throughout the mouth, then given several months to heal. Once they have healed completely, a custom prosthetic can be attached.

There’s no need to rely on adhesive to keep the denture in place nor give your mouth time to adjust to having a foreign object in your mouth like traditional options. The implants will have fused with the jawbone, making basic tasks like chewing and speaking feel far more natural, even during the first few weeks of use.

Eating While Wearing Implant Dentures

The good news is if you choose implant dentures (over immediate options like All-on-4), the implants will have fully healed by the time you receive your permanent denture. Chewing most of your favorite foods feels quite natural because the denture will not move out of place while in use. With that said, it can take a little time to get used to having a denture that doesn’t shift or slide if you are used to having a traditional prosthesis. In most cases, patients adjust to their implant denture within a few days to a week. Of course, every case is different, so don’t be afraid to reach out to the dentist you received care from if you have questions.

Is Speaking with Implant Dentures Difficult?

Dentures are notorious for making it difficult to speak clearly in the early weeks and months of use. This is not only because the denture can move around, but people are not used to having a foreign object in their mouth while talking. Implant dentures will not pose this issue due to the dental implants, making it easier to adjust to speaking following treatment. While it may feel a little strange wearing a sturdy and secure restoration, your tongue’s muscle memory should kick in relatively quickly.

No matter how severe your tooth loss may be, if you have healthy bone tissue, chances are an implant denture could change your life. For more information on adjusting to implant dentures in Frisco, get in touch with a professional today!

About the Author

Dr. Carnow is a board-certified periodontist and expert in many dental services, including the placement of dental implants. Whether you need to replace several teeth in the top, bottom, or both arches of your teeth, you can expect a highly customized prosthetic that feels comfortable to use when speaking, eating, and of course, smiling! To schedule an appointment, you can contact him through his website.

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