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Will My Dentures Ever Feel Normal?

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After 30 days, new denture wearers should start to feel more ‘normal. You can expect discomfort in this period, while your mouth heals and adjusts to the presence of a foreign object. As your mouth muscles and tongue get used to holding the dentures in place, they may feel loose due to the dentures shrinking. While getting used to your new dentures, you may notice an increase in saliva production. Expect it will take a few months to master the skills of eating and speaking again properly. As the saying goes, “practice makes a man perfect.”

How bad is it going to hurt?

If you’ve had teeth extracted and an instant denture placed, it’s common to have some sore areas and irritation at first. Some people find that rinsing with warm salt water helps heal and eliminate the initial foul taste. After about two weeks, most of the early discomfort and excessive salivation should have subsided. As the gums and mouth tissue shrink, some modifications may be necessary. Your prosthetist can assist you with this.

How can I get assistance if I find myself in need?

Keep in mind that your dental prosthetist is there to assist. Nevertheless, you need to get in touch with them to be able to accomplish that. Don’t be bashful, even if you think the issue is avoidable. You can rest easy knowing that they have faced similar challenges before. A simple phone call can bring immediate relief and reassurance.

How Can I Get Used to My Dentures?

Be informed

Many people’s concerns about getting dentures stem from an understandable apprehension. Still, they are told they will become normal if you give them time and work. Prepare yourself for the challenge of new dentures by learning from the experiences of others, either through the advice of an oral health professional or the stories of people who already wear dentures. When you do this, you won’t have to worry as much about the hassle of buying new dentures.

Exert self-control and be patient

Having realistic expectations is crucial to achieving your goals. One of the most important aspects of the correct mindset is realizing that it takes time and effort to adjust to any change. Feel free to compare notes with others, but remember that everyone’s healing capacity and tolerance levels differ. 

It’s important to be patient with the healing process. Relearning how to use your mouth after inserting anything strange, such as a piece of plastic on your palate, can be challenging. As a result, we can go on to the next piece of advice, which is…

Eat Right!

Your mouth may feel sore at first. Overly aggressive biting can be painful. If eating causes you pain, try eating softer foods in smaller servings. Slow down while eating and use both sides of your mouth equally when chewing to distribute the force of your bite evenly. If you can, stay away from tough or sticky meals. The top denture’s back teeth can be a handy “bite off” surface for some persons. Be sure to replenish your fluids frequently.

What about communicating?

Some people have trouble finding their voice when they first start wearing dentures. Singing along to your favorite songs is a great approach to practice speaking with dentures since it encourages you to utilize lengthy, leisurely, and fluid words. With practice, this strategy facilitates the formation of specific words. The music helps you forget about your speech impediment while giving you a break from self-consciousness. You’ll feel more assured once you’ve mastered eating and talking with your new dentures.

Do what your doctor has recommended

You’ve put your faith in your dental health professional to fit your new dentures, so why go against their advice now? Pay close attention to what they tell you to do. Depending on the situation, this could involve anything from taking prescribed drugs to caring for a recovering mouth through basic hygiene measures. 

We’ll schedule follow-up appointments to ensure you’re improving as much as possible. Having your dentures checked regularly is important to keep them in top shape. Get the help of a professional. They will address any concerns, suggest denture accessories like adhesives, and arrange for denture adjustments as your mouth develops.

Conclusion

Usually, denture wearers, adjust positively to their new dentures. Much as how we tend to fixate on the worst items in the news, we pay little attention to the positive ones. There are likely millions of people who can fwork normally while using dentures, yet we never hear about them. 

Dentures differ from real teeth, but they might feel natural after some time. As a bonus, they can be a very efficient replacement for, and even an improvement upon, less-than-ideal teeth. Once you’ve decided to get dentures, you will know what to expect.

Dentures are an invasive procedure, and everyone responds differently to them. Some people may have more or less discomfort or irritation during their wait. Dentures can be a hassle at first, but with the right preparation, the help of your dentist and fellow denture wearers, and your determination, you’ll soon be smiling brightly and living life to the fullest.

When in doubt, call our office or schedule an appointment. We’re happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease.

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