If you have missing teeth dentures can help to restore your smile and your confidence, as well as help with everyday tasks like eating and speaking. Nonetheless adjusting to wearing dentures takes time. Here are some tips to help you along.
How They’ll Feel
Your new dentures may feel somewhat awkward for several weeks after you first get them. You may find that they may feel a bit loose as the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold them in place.
Some people experience minor irritation or soreness, and a temporary increase in saliva flow. As you become accustomed to your dentures these problems will gradually fade away, but there’s no denying that they will be a bit uncomfortable for a time.
Eating With Dentures In
It's going to take some practice to learn to eat with your dentures in. Begin with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew your food slowly and carefully. Use both sides of your mouth to chew in order to prevent your dentures from tipping. Once you’ve mastered soft foods, slowly add other foods until you return to your usual diet.
Continue chewing food using both sides of the mouth at the same time, and be extra careful when eating hot or hard foods, as well as sharp-edged shells or bones.
Talking While Wearing Dentures
Speaking with your new dentures in will also require a bit of practice. Read out loud to yourself and repeat words that you're having particular difficulty with. If your dentures "click" while you're talking, speak more slowly.
If you find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile the best way to reposition them is by gently biting down and swallowing.