Adjusting to New Dentures

Overview

Dentures are custom-made, removable replacements for missing teeth. They will never feel the exact same as your natural set of teeth, and they do take some getting used to. However, with today's technology dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

What To Expect

Dentures may feel a little awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. Keep in mind that they may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. It is not unusual to experience minor irritation or sore spots within your mouth. In addition, you may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. As your mouth starts to get used to your dentures, these problems should diminish.

One or more follow-up appointments with the dentist are generally needed after a denture is inserted. If any problem persists, particularly irritation or soreness, be sure to consult your dentist. Your dentist or dental assistant can easily adjust your denture where you may be experiencing specific sore spots within the first few months. However, this may take some time to get the perfect fit!

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