What do new dentures feel like?
Your new dentures may feel a little odd or loose for a few weeks. With time, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue will become accustomed to holding them in place.
Will dentures change my appearance?
Because dentures are custom made to look like your natural teeth, there will be very little change in your appearance. Your dentures may even improve the appearance of your smile and fill out the structure of your face.
Will eating with new dentures be difficult?
Eating with your new dentures will take some practice. To grow accustomed to your new dentures, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. Slowly add other foods to return to a normal diet.
Will dentures change how I speak?
When you start wearing dentures, you may have a hard time pronouncing certain words. If this is the case, practice saying the difficult words. You will get used to speaking properly with dentures with time and practice. 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 let you know 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.
For more information and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, we encourage you to contact our office today.