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How long does it take getting used to dentures?
I am often asked, how long does it take getting used to dentures? The answer varies for each individual. Though some may take to their dentures straight away with minimal discomfort, others may take time to adjust, and experience some minor discomfort for the first week or two. Regular follow up appointments during those first few weeks of wearing your new dentures are offered and recommended for review and adjustments.
Dentures can cause you to salivate more than usual, this is your body’s response to having a “foreign object in your mouth. However, in time this will subside.
What to expect with new dentures in the first 48 hours
New dentures what to expect: Eating with new dentures
Eating with dentures for the first time will require practice and patience but with time you will be able to bite and chew more naturally. In the beginning, avoid hard foods in favour of a diet of soft foods. Try taking smaller bites and chewing gently to prevent dentures from becoming loose. Gradually introduce more solid foods to your diet and with time you will be able to enjoy most foods.
Keeping your denture clean and free from food debris and plaque is good for your health. To keep your dentures clean is not a difficult process, and should only require a few minutes, twice a day, every day.
New dentures what to expect: Speaking with new dentures
You may notice some differences in your speech at first but with time your tongue, lips and cheeks will become accustomed to the contours of your dentures. Singing and reading out loud will allow your tongue to find the correct position for enunciating your speech.