If you have lost all or most of your teeth, dentures are reliable replacement options. However, getting used to wearing dentures can take some time. In order to make the transition to dentures as seamless as possible, it is important to know what to expect when replacing your missing teeth with dentures.
Below are some of the things you have to anticipate with wearing dentures::
When you first wear your dentures, they might feel awkward. This is not uncommon, you will get more comfortable with time.
Placing and removing your dentures will take practice.
Never force your denture into place, this can cause your dentures to break.
Follow your dentist’s instructions regarding wearing your dentures.
At first, your dentist might recommend you to wear your dentures all the time. This is an effective way to identify areas that need adjustment.
When your denture fits incorrectly, it will put pressure on a particular area and that area will become sore. Your dentist will adjust your denture to fit comfortably. After your dentures are adjusted to fit properly, they will most likely recommend that you remove your dentures before going to bed.
When you first wear your dentures, avoid eating anything sticky or hard. Start by eating soft foods.
Speaking with your dentures on could be difficult at first. It will take some time to get used to. Eventually, constant wearing your dentures can help improve your speech.