How to Get Used to New Dentures
Tips from Your Denturists at
Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
Are you a new denture wearer? While it may take some time getting used to new dentures, the good news is you don’t need to sacrifice comfort in exchange for a full set of teeth and an improved smile. At Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic, we understand that transitioning to wearing dentures full-time requires a little patience and troubleshooting during the initial adjustment period. Visit our office and get advice from our trusted denturists who can offer helpful suggestions and help you find the perfect fit.
4 Ways to Adjust to New Dentures
At first, wearing dentures in your mouth can feel somewhat strange and you may even have to relearn how to do a few basic things like eating and speaking. Taking the time to adjust to your new dentures is well worth the effort as they will help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. Here are a few tips for getting used to new dentures:
- Adjust Your Expectations: It is normal to feel a little insecure the first time you start wearing your dentures but it is also important to go easy on yourself during the adjustment period. While speaking and eating may not come as naturally as it once did, patience and practice will help you restore these basic functions and you’ll feel more confident as time goes on.
- Change Your Eating Habits: Try and limit your diet to softer food at first and drink plenty of fluids. As you feel comfortable incorporating more solid foods, cut them into smaller bites and eat slowly. Practice using both sides of your mouth to chew your food to help balance out the force that comes from biting down. At any point while wearing dentures, it is helpful to avoid overly sticky or hard foods.
- Practice Speaking: One of the most common challenges for new denture wearers is speaking properly. By consciously practicing your enunciation and pronunciation of words as soon as you start wearing your dentures, you can adjust much faster. Also, if you begin salivating more than usual, this is expected and should return to normal once you get used to wearing your dentures.
- Monitor Your Oral Health: In the first few weeks, new dentures may cause sore spots in your mouth. Make sure to address these spots by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water which should help prevent infection and eliminate the sore. If these sores are persistent or you notice anything else concerning, speak with a professional immediately.
Find Wide-Ranging Denture Services at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
If you have followed our tips and are still experiencing some discomfort after a 30-day period, visit your denture professionals at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic. Our trained and experienced denturists can help you adjust to your new dentures so that they feel as natural in your mouth as possible. Whether you have complete or partial dentures, achieving optimal comfort is possible and we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation to discuss all options with your denturist. We are here to help you live comfortably and confidently with your new dentures.
If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call our denture clinic at 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.