Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Making a Transition to Dentures


The latest options for dentures are truly amazing in their ability to transform the smiles of those plagued by serious dental problems. However, there are many who wonder whether or not they could make a successful transition to wearing them on a daily basis. While there is definitely an adjustment period that all denture wearers must undergo, the truth is that with a few useful pointers in mind and consistent contact with skilled dentists, the transition can be quite seamless.

Talking normally with a new set of affordable quality dentures is something that many find to be a bit of a challenge. However, it does not take a great deal of time before natural enunciation and word formation return. As with most things, practice makes perfect! Yawns and laughs can occasionally force the dentures to slip out of place, but if this is a common occurrence, professional adjustments by your dentist may be in order. The excess saliva production that many new denture wearers report is also something that will resolve naturally.

Eating while wearing dentures also can initially pose a bit of a challenge. For that reason, a diet made primarily of soft foods is ideal at first. Paying attention to chewing evenly on both sides of the mouth is recommended, as is avoiding foods that are unusually sticky. But, in a short amount of time, the tongue and the cheeks will begin to naturally work at keeping dentures precisely where they ought to be.

Dentures are typically worn just during waking hours, but during the initial few days of use, they should be worn when sleeping as well. Continued wear will provide a useful opportunity to identify areas of needed adjustment, which can make the transition period much shorter than it otherwise might be.

Proper dental care and maintenance of dentures must never be overlooked. When not in use, dentures need to soak in water or in a denture cleaning solution. It is important that hot water never be used for denture soaking, as it can cause warping or other damage. A soft toothbrush should also be used daily to clean the dentures and the mouth and gums should be rinsed to remove plaque and lower the risk of infection.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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Dr Heron is the best dentist I have ever used
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Great Customer Service and Friendly Staff
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Dr. Koshy is great. She took the time to explain a workable plan to have my dental needs met and is always very warm and just a pleasure to work with and talk to. Dr. Koshy and the staff members make […]
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Overall all the staff were very polite and cheerful.
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Overall service excellent. Receptionist was pleasant/prompt. Mosen always does a great job cleaning my teeth. He does an excellent job balancing getting the job done expeditiously while at the same […]
Bruce B.
Always a pleasure going to the dentist since I started going to this location.
Mary B.
Always explain everything and never waited for my appointment more than 10 minutes. Staff very friendly.
Susan A.
I came in for a second opinion regarding the fit of temporary dentures that were done in another dental office. Both the assistant and the dentist were very knowledgeable in their explanations and […]
Diane H.
Professional staff and honest dentist. I have never felt pressured to do anything I felt was not necessary.
Colleen S.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The doctor and her assistant were confident and expedient.
Ernestine M.
All the staff was extremely friendly, and they worked with me to get my filling done the same day as my appointment since I already had all my paperwork. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate […]
Jaime M.
This was second visit there, I felt a Queen, yes I be going back for to finish work on mouth l am loving that staff today 8/11/2017.
Harriet L.
love the way I’m treated and the work that is done
Deborah T.
Staff was friendly and explained all cost
Jackson W.
Always the best service. In and out quickly and given all the attention necessary when there.
Jeremiah B.
Mosen always does thorough and effective cleanings and is committed to his patients’ oral health.
Sabrina P.
Friendly front staff and always happy with my cleaning. I never feel pressured to get additional services.
Arlene C.
I think I have been a patient of this office, Dr Herron and Elaine for over 10 years. I couldn’t be more pleased with all the procedures I have had done here. The staff is always so friendly and […]
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My Family and I have been going here for several years and we have always been treated like Family and have never been charged for or offered unnecessary treatments. I was just there yesterday and […]
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Excellent customer care, place is very clean and comfortable. Waiting area is clean and comfortable too. Office open early in the morning and that is a plus for me. Waiting time is short. Staff is […]
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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