If you are missing a fair amount of teeth then you will have replacement options available to you. If you decide that dentures are the best choice for your needs, then you want to become as educated as possible on them. This will prepare you for what you can expect, what you can do in them, what you can't do while wearing them, and how to avoid damaging them.  

Expect it to take a bit to get used to wearing your new dentures

Although dentures are made to fit your mouth, it can still be irritating to have something you aren't used to in place. Eating and talking will take a bit to get comfortable with, so expect to give yourself a little bit of time before you feel natural doing these things. You want to start out eating foods that are going to be easy like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, soups, etc. You can also get used to talking in them faster by practicing on your own.

Dentures can break easy if not treated properly

Your dentures can break if you don't take the necessary precautions to properly care for them. The first thing you should do is avoid very hard foods that put too much stress on them. The next thing you want to do is make sure you never drop them on a hard surface. Always lay a small towel in the bottom of the sink before cleaning them. This will keep them from breaking if they slip from your hands.

Dentures require their own care products

Dentures may look just like your natural teeth, but this doesn't mean that you can take care of them using the same products you would use to care for your own teeth. You want to make sure you purchase a denture paste instead of toothpaste, a denture-soaking solution, a soaking container with a lid that closes tightly, and denture adhesive. Use these products on them so you know you aren't accidentally using anything that can cause them to break down and become more fragile. The soaking container with a tight fitting lid and the soaking solution are what you want to keep them in overnight ,and you always want to put them somewhere where there is no chance of them falling.

Now that you know more about dentures you are in a better place when it comes to keeping them safe and in good shape for as long as possible.