Top Tips For Getting Used to Your New Full Dentures

Are you a new denture-wearer? Here is a comprehensive guide to wearing full-dentures and how to deal with the adjustment period.

Traditional full/partial dentures can be an excellent and affordable solution for tooth loss, and modern advances in dentistry have made them more comfortable to wear and increasingly more natural in their appearance.

However, despite these improvements, there are some challenges new denture wearers face, including:

  • Too much saliva production
  • Difficulty eating and speaking
  • Mouth sores and/or pain
  • A ‘full mouth’ feeling

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Full Dentures? 5 Tips To Help You Adjust To Your New Teeth Faster

Dentures can be an extremely affordable and convenient solution for men and women who are missing one or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, age, or trauma. However, adjusting to full dentures can take some time.

The good news? With a few simple techniques, you can make the adjustment period much easier and faster. Simply follow these tips:

1. Make sure your dentures fit well.

One of the biggest concerns amongst new denture wearers is how to eat with their replacement teeth. It’s important to make sure your dentures are properly adjusted so they fit snugly, but comfortably. Dentures that are loose will likely slip, even with the use of adhesives.

TIP: Before going out, practice eating a variety of foods at home until you are comfortable with how your full dentures feel when biting and chewing. If you notice slippage, talk to your denturist about an adjustment.


2. Practice Speaking

Speaking while wearing dentures is another major concern for patients. And, just like eating, the key to speaking confidently and comfortably with your dentures is to practice, practice, practice. You should try reading a book out loud until you are used to the way your full dentures feel while talking.


3. Don’t Wear Your Dentures All The Time

While you may think that wearing your dentures all the time will help you get used to them faster, that is not true. In fact, by doing so, you can wind up developing sore spots and mouth pain, that may even turn into serious infections.

If you are unsure of how to long to wear your dentures for during the day, talk to your denturist. You want to avoid sore spots and infections because they can seriously delay your adjustment period.


4. Don’t Hesitate to Contact Your Denturist

If you have difficulty wearing your full dentures, then don’t hesitate to call your denture clinic for an adjustment. It’s very common for denture wearers to feel as if their dentures are too large, or they don’t fit properly. While in most cases, these perceptions resolve after the breaking-in period, sometimes adjustments are needed.


How to Take Care of Your New Dentures

An important part of ensuring your dentures always function well is taking care of them properly. If you are a new denture wearer, here are some of the top dos and don’ts of denture care:

  • Always take out your dentures overnight and ensure they’re soaked in a specialized cleaner.
  • Don’t use dental scrapers, hard toothbrushes, or toothpicks on your dentures.
  • Avoid tugging or biting too hard with your dentures.
  • Always take care of your remaining teeth and gums.
  • When you are cleaning your replacement teeth, lay a towel over the sink to avoid accidental breakage.
  • Don’t use regular toothpaste on your dentures as this will scratch them.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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