Not everyone will experience the same things with new dentures. With approximately 35 Million people missing all of their teeth, dentures are more common than you might think.
A lot of people find that with a new set of dentures, they regain a heightened level of self esteem. Don't let yourself get frustrated during the adjustment. Keep your eye on the prize. Let's go over some questions you might have when adjusting to new dentures.
Some Things You Should Expect With New DenturesYour new dentures are going to take about two weeks to get used to. Your dentist will give you some tips on what you can eat with them, how long to wear them each day, how to clean them and how they should fit.
It is important to remember that your gums are going to be tender for a little while. The swelling and soreness should go down over time and small adjustments may need to be made by your dentist to make sure they fit properly.
Many people have fears about them falling out at a restaurant or while they're talking. With the proper adjustments made by your dentures and some practice you will do just fine. You're going to start out with soft foods for a while. It is important to give your gums time to heal before you start biting down on to harder foods. Practice talking to yourself in the mirror while you get used to them.
It is very common to develop more saliva while you're still getting used to new dentures. This too will go away and should be no cause for concern.
Once your gums heal your dentures should fit snug without pain. Dentures that slide around can cause sore spots on your gums and cause a lot of discomfort. A small adjustment by your dentist can fix this.
It is still important you see your dentist for regular office visits to keep an eye on your gums and make sure your dentures fit properly. Just remember this will be an adjustment process, but you will get through it. If you have more questions or concerns make it a point to contact your dentist. Good luck with that new smile.
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