What Do You Need to Know When Getting Used to New Dentures?
Posted on 9/10/2019 by Front Desk
Dentures, or prosthetic teeth, are used to replace some or all of your missing teeth. It isn't as simple as popping them into your mouth and getting on with your daily life, though; there is an adjustment period that you will need to go through once you are home with your new dentures. Today we will look at some of the things you will want to know as you get used to wearing prosthetic teeth.
New Teeth, New You! Congratulations on getting home with a custom fitted set of dentures! Whether you are using prosthetic teeth as a replacement for all of your teeth, or just a few of them, you may notice that things don't feel quite the same in your mouth now. That is normal. It will take some time to adjust to your dentures.
Increased drooling is something that you may be noticing at first. This can be frustrating and even a little embarrassing, but it will pass. Your tongue and mouth are adjusting to the new dentures and an increased saliva flow is normal for a few days. Additionally, you may notice that your jaw and cheeks feel a little sore.
This is also normal. As the muscles in your mouth and face become accustomed to the new teeth, the muscles are learning how to move around them effectively. This can lead to soreness and tenderness, but should go away after a few days.
Speech is another area where you may notice some differences. Again, your tongue is a muscle and it will take some time to adjust to having dentures in place. This is the same when it comes to eating; give yourself time to get used to eating soft foods before you jump into eating a steak dinner.
If you continue to have discomfort or are having difficulty adjusting, please call our office right away.
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