Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. We can help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you depending on how many teeth need replacing. Keep in mind that implant retained dentures are also fantastic treatment options for those wanting a better retained denture.
Regardless of the type that you finally choose, there’s a few things that you’ll need to know about wearing these new dental appliances.
Getting Used to New Dentures in Leamington
If it’s your first time with dentures, you can expect a big change. It’s no wonder if you stop to think about it. These artificial teeth replace your original set. It’s no surprise they take a little getting used to before you can be comfortable.
The good news is understanding what to expect can make the transition easier. It doesn’t matter what kind suits you best, there’s an adjustment period before they feel natural.
Talking normally with your dentures and eating tops the list of activities that will be a little different. While you are adjusting, you may experience a few of these conditions:
- More saliva than usual. There’s a short period where your body might confuse these new appliances for food and create more saliva.
- Some patients might experience some minor gum irritation and sore spots.
Don’t be discouraged if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. Most of our patients adjust to their new dentures in about a month.
Here’s a few tips for making that transition period as smooth as possible.
- Talking more slowly than normal will help you to build a familiarity with your new dentures in Leamington.
- Cutting your food into smaller pieces and balancing it on both sides of your mouth helps with the adjustment period.
For the first few weeks, it’s a good idea to avoid hard and sticky foods. This helps to avoid pressure on your gums while you are transitioning to your new dentures. Make sure to attend any follow-up appointments. That’s where adjustments can be made and we will check to make sure everything is progressing normally.