Making the switch from your natural teeth to dentures is not always easy. If you have a need for dentures, that means you have probably had problems with your natural teeth in the past.
You have already changed the way you do things because of those issues. Now that you have dentures, you have to learn a new way to do things. Knowing what to expect can help you manage life with dentures.
They are New
It is important to realize that putting dentures in for the first time is a new experience. They will feel strange. You will rub your tongue over them often as you get used to how they feel. It is also a good idea to realize that the dentures are not always perfect. It is very common to adjust new dentures to get the right fit.
Because the dentures are new, it takes time to get used to how they work. You will adjust the way that you chew food and the way that you talk. You will adjust your daily oral hygiene routine to include the care of the dentures. The dentures are not the same as your natural teeth. It takes time to adjust the way you think and do things to the new dentures.
Issues Surrounding New Dentures
There are several issues that can occur as you get used to the new dentures. Gum soreness is one of those issues. The dentures will rub against the gums and can cause discomfort from the =pressure. It is possible to relieve this by removing the dentures for a period of time throughout the day. Over time, your gums will adjust to the dentures.
You may also have to adjust your diet. There are some foods that you cannot eat at first and there are some foods to always avoid when you have dentures. It is also a good thing to know that dentures do not last forever. You will have to replace them if they do not fit anymore, if they suffer damage or if they do not fit properly.
Contact our office today to learn more about dentures and other oral health issues.