Whether you’re already wearing new dentures or are scheduled to have them fitted soon becoming aware of a few key problems can solve any anxieties suffered concerning your new mouth ware. Most people experience a distinct level of discomfort wearing dentures for the first time. Adjusting to eating and speaking with dentures may cause some irritation at first but patiently practicing new mouth movements helps you enjoy your meals and talk with greater ease.
Wearing dentures can irritate your mouth. Eating with your dentures on can be a difficult experience when you’re getting accustomed to wearing the device. Check with your dentist to see what adjustments they can make to ease any suffering during your review appointment. Wear your dentures before your meeting to pinpoint any problems areas which feel particularly agitating.
Weigh out the agitation you may initially experience wearing dentures versus the convenience of brightening up your smile instantly. Seeing the benefits of donning dentures helps you get through these irritating periods.
On first wearing dentures the mouth ware may tend to feel a bit loose. Lower complete dentures tend to feel on the loose side in particular do don’t be alarmed if you experience this sensation. Your tongue, lip and cheek muscles need to become accustomed to holding your dentures in place. As the muscles around your mouth get used to holding the extra load your dentures will fit more snugly.
Take your dentures out each night before you go to sleep to give your mouth muscles a break after a long, hard day of working.
Know that lower dentures will never feel as comfortable as upper dentures. Simply become accustomed to your lower dentures feeling a bit less secure than upper dentures.
Use denture adhesives to improve the fit. Strips, pastes and gels for your dentures can be purchased online or offline.
Getting Used to Eating
Eating with dentures may feel like an awkward experience until you get some practice. Consume eggs, soft breads, soups and other soft foods to gradually adjust to chowing down with your new dentures. Slowly introduce harder to eat foods as you become comfortable eating soft foods. Don’t rush the process; patiently and slowly learn how to chew and swallow with your dentures before graduating to more difficult to consume foods.
Wearing dentures requires that you learn where to chew down on food as well as new mouth movements to effectively break down and swallow your meals. Forgive yourself if this takes a bit more time than you initially expected.
Practice speaking while wearing your dentures. Talking for the first 3 or 4 days after wearing your dentures for the first time will be a challenging ordeal. You will note increased saliva flow and an overall awkward feeling when you attempt to speak. Even the most properly-fitted, natural looking dentures will affect how you speak.
You may want to practice speaking alone in front of a mirror to gain confidence in yourself and your ability to hold a conversation. With time and patience you’ll be able to speak normally.