Restore Your Smile with Dentures

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What do new dentures feel like?
Your new dentures may feel a little strange or loose for a few weeks. Over time, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue will learn to keep them in place. Minor irritation or soreness may occur, as well as an increase in saliva flow. This is normal and these problems will go away as your mouth adjusts to wearing dentures.

Will dentures make me look different?
Dentures are custom made to look like your natural teeth, so there will be very little change in your appearance. Your dentures may even improve the appearance of your smile and fill out your face.

Will eating with new dentures be difficult?
Eating with your new dentures will take some practice and some wearers find it uncomfortable for a few weeks. To grow accustomed to your new denture, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly and use both sides of your mouth. Slowly add other foods to return to a normal diet. Be careful with hot or hard foods. Avoid sticky foods, like chewing gum, while wearing your dentures. In addition, denture wearers should not use toothpicks.

Will dentures change how I speak?
When you start wearing dentures, you may have a hard time pronouncing some words. If this is the case, practice saying the difficult words out loud. With practice, you will get used to speaking properly with dentures. If your dentures click while you talk, contact our dentist. Your dentures may sometimes slip when you laugh, cough, or smile. To reposition them, gently bite down and swallow.

Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?
Our dentist will give instructions as to how long you should wear your dentures and when to remove them. For the first several days, you may be asked to wear them all of the time, including during sleep. This is the quickest way to identify areas on the denture that may need adjustment. After adjustments have been made to your dentures, you should remove your dentures before going to bed.

To learn more about dentures and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, we welcome you to contact our office today. We are excited to serve you and your smile!