What do new dentures feel like?
Your new dentures may feel a little strange or loose for a few weeks. Over time, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue will learn to keep them in place.
Will dentures make me look different?
Dentures are custom made to look like your natural teeth, so there will be very little change in your appearance. Your dentures may even improve the appearance of your smile and fill out your face.
Will my new dentures make eating difficult?
Eating with your new dentures will take some practice and some wearers find it uncomfortable for a few weeks. To grow accustomed to your new denture, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly and use both sides of your mouth. Slowly add other foods to return to a normal diet.
Will speaking with dentures be difficult?
You may have a hard time pronouncing certain words when you start wearing dentures. Practice saying the difficult words out loud. With practice, you will get used to speaking properly with dentures. If your dentures click while you talk, contact our dentist.
Will I have to wear my dentures 24 hours a day?
You will be given instructions as to 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 fastest way to identify any areas on the denture that need adjustment. After adjustments have been made to your dentures, you should remove your dentures before going to bed.
Feel free to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.