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Why Does It Take Time to Adjust to New Dentures?
Posted on 7/23/2020 by Salem Dental Arts
Did you just get new dentures? Dentures are a great solution to tooth loss. In fact, they are one of the best solutions to tooth loss there is, which is why they have been around for centuries as a way to replace teeth. However, if you just got dentures, and you are still struggling, you need to know that adjusting to new dentures takes time. Here is some information about new dentures and how to adjust to them.
Aren't Dentures the Same As Real Teeth?
While dentures are great, and they allow you to eat, speak and smile the way you used to before you started losing your teeth, dentures cannot replace your actual teeth. Because dentures sit above your gumline, wearing them is a different sensation than when you had your natural teeth.
Adjusting to Dentures
In order to adjust to new dentures, practice eating. Choose soft foods first, and practice chewing. When you begin to add harder foods back into your diet, cut the pieces into small bites. Don't eat foods that are sticky when you first begin to wear dentures. Also, you need to practice talking with your dentures. One of the best ways to practice talking is to read something out loud. While some people say that you should wear your dentures all the time when you first get them, even at night, you need to take them out to give your gums a break.
When Should I Call?
If you have given your dentures a chance, and you are still feeling uncomfortable, when should you come in to see us? If you have given your new dentures a month, and you are still finding chewing painful, come in to see us. If you notice that you are developing sores on your gums from the dentures, you need to come in as well. We want your denture experience to be as comfortable as possible. Contact us today!