What to Expect When Wearing Your Dentures, the First Time
The Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic Denturists Have Advice
If you’ve lived with tooth loss, gum disease and infections, getting dentures is exciting. You no longer have to hide your mouth when you smile. Once you heal from any tooth extractions, you’ll be able to eat food that you might have been avoiding. To have the best experience with your dentures in the first couple of weeks, here are some tips from the denturists at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic.
How Will Your Dentures Look?
Modern dentures mimic natural teeth more effectively than ever before. Your new smile will look amazing. You may feel self-conscious, wondering if people notice your prosthesis. Your friends and family will probably notice that your smile is improved, but they won’t necessarily know why. Practice smiling in the mirror to feel more natural and confident about how your dentures appear.
How Will Your Dentures Feel?
Your dentures may feel unnatural to you in the first couple of weeks. Your mouth will adjust to the sensation as you wear your dentures. Your mouth may produce more saliva as you get accustomed to your dentures. Don’t panic. It’s a normal reaction to the dental prosthesis. It will resolve itself as you continue to wear your dentures.
How Will You Sound with Your Dentures?
Talking with dentures is another adjustment. First, you may hear yourself differently. The dentures don’t affect sound directly, but the dentures can affect how sound travels to your ears. Second, you may have trouble pronouncing some words, especially those with “s” or “f” sounds. For both situations, the best thing to do is practice. Read out loud to listen to yourself and to learn what sounds give you problems.
How Will You Eat with Dentures?
When you first get your dentures, you’ll want to start out eating soft foods that don’t irritate your gums. Avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks while you’re adjusting. Take your time eating. Cut food into small pieces as you switch to a more regular diet. Follow your denturist’s guidelines. It will get easier to eat as your mouth adjusts to your dentures.
Visit the Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic for New Dentures and Denture Services
You’ll want to follow your denturist’s instructions to keep your dentures clean. Observing good oral care helps your dentures fit better and last longer. If you do have problems wearing dentures, ask your denturist. We want to answer your questions so that you feel confident with your new dental appliance. Your new dentures will be an adjustment, but it shouldn’t take long when you commit to wearing your complete dentures every day. If you’re considering dentures or need a refit, contact the Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic for a free consultation.
If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.