Ways of Helping Your Dentures Feel as Normal as Possible

Posted on 02/28/2019 by nh_dR9W

Replacing missing teeth with dentures is a great way to not only brighten your smile, but improve your oral health! Our dentists will help you prepare your mouth for dentures, but you should be aware that after you receive your dentures, it may take some time to get used to wearing them.

Today we’re going to go over a few tips to help you adjust and get your dentures feeling as normal as possible.

Adjusting Takes Time
Your custom made dentures may take a little time to get used to. They will never feel exactly like your natural teeth, however, with a little time and care, they’ll feel natural soon. When you first begin wearing your dentures, they may feel loose or awkward in your mouth.

This is part of the adjustment process while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue are learning how to keep the dentures in place. You may also develop soreness and experience minor irritation and increased saliva flow. As your mouth begins to become accustomed to your new dentures, these problems should lessen.

You may also notice that learning to eat with your dentures may feel different and take a little practice. Starting with soft foods is recommended, and as you become used to chewing, you can begin to add new, normal foods to your diet.

Another thing that many people are surprised by is that your speech may be affected by your dentures. When you’re at home alone, try singing along to your favorite songs to help train your mouth to form words around your new dentures. Remember that this is a learning experience and with a little help and practice, you’ll be back to feeling normal soon!

If you do notice anything unusual, or are experiencing pain or sores, please call our office right away.