What To Expect When Wearing Dentures For The First Time
Have you recently made the decision to get dentures to replace some or all of your missing teeth? You are not alone in your choice as millions of Americans wear dentures, making this treatment one of the most popular tooth replacement options. Dentures have come a long way over the years and are now lightweight and closely mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. The first step in your denture journey is to meet with our staff to determine which dentures are best for your personal needs. You may need partial dentures, metal-free partials, full dentures, or implant retained dentures.
Your First Few Days With Dentures
The advancements in dental technology have greatly improved the quality of dentures over the years. Although the hardware has come a long way, there is still an adjustment period that is needed to become accustomed to wearing dentures. The adjustment to wearing dentures is similar to anytime there is a foreign body in the mouth such as when wearing braces or a form of clear aligner or retainer. During the first few days your mouth may feel strange as it becomes accustomed to having the dentures in the mouth. You may notice that speaking is difficult for a few days. We suggest practicing speaking aloud to become accustomed to the feeling of the dentures when speaking. Eating can also be a little tricky at first. We recommend starting with softer foods before transitioning to your traditional diet. An increase in saliva production is not uncommon as your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, but that will disappear within a short time.
Important to Note
Even when wearing dentures, it is important to maintain your oral health and visit our office for routine hygiene examinations. We will inspect your dentures at each visit to ensure that they fit properly and are functioning correctly.
If you are located in the Spring Hill, FL area and are interested in learning more about dentures or you recently got dentures and have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at your next appointment.