How to Adjust to New Dentures

If you have had the misfortune of suffering the loss of one or more teeth, then restorative dentistry can help improve your smile and boost your confidence. Depending on your case, your Rothschild dentist may recommend dentures as they provide many benefits, like supporting facial muscles and improving the look of your smile and your ability to speak. 

However, it's important to know what to expect and how to adapt to your new dentures. Here are some tips that can help. 

Keep Your Expectations About Dentures Realistic

Since dentures are a new and foreign object that nests inside your mouth, it will be quite difficult at first to get used to them.

Activities that came naturally before, such as chewing or talking, will be a bit uncomfortable at first. Also, you can expect some pain or discomfort until you get accustomed to how the dentures sit in your mouth. 

Here are some things that you can do to get used to the dentures quicker: 

  • Take out your dentures every few hours to allow your gums and jaw to rest
  • Understand that you won't be able to eat as you used to, so start with small bites from soft foods and slowly work your way up to harder foods

Put Your Vocal Cords to Work

Listening to music is a great way to relax after a hard day. But did you know that singing music can help you practice pronouncing words when wearing dentures?

Speech therapy experts recommend that people who wear dentures take advantage of the benefits of singing. By singing smooth, fluid phrases at slower rates, you can practice pronouncing words with dentures in your mouth.

Train Your Facial Muscles for Dentures

Training your facial muscles in the first weeks after starting to wear dentures can give you a considerable advantage.

These muscles play a key role in directing the food in your mouth when swallowing. So the more you train them, the more control you will have over them.

And with more control over these muscles, you will also be able to chew easily with the dentures. 

Find the Right Adhesive

Talk to your dentist and ask them to help you find the right adhesive for you. Try different types and brands until you find one that works for you and you feel comfortable with them. 

Always keep in touch with your dentist in case you need any adjustments to your dentures.

Skutak Dental Can Help Improve Your Smile in Rothschild

Dentures are a big change for most people and it usually takes a bit of time to get accustomed to them. A good dentist, like Dr. Skutak at Skutak Dental, can help you understand what to expect and give you the best tips on how to make the most out of your new set of teeth. 

If you need a denture that fits you perfectly and helps you regain your oral health and confidence, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. 

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