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How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?


Posted on 6/15/2018 by Dr. Hallas
Dentures Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry WI 54303-2636If you have missing teeth, one of the most cost-effective options is getting dentures. These devices are more affordable than implants and bridges and can provide the level of comfort necessary for speech and eating food.

However, within the first few weeks, the device will feel uncomfortable and unnatural. There are also adjustments you will need to make before you get accustomed to eating and speaking with the device in place. If they fit properly, you should expect to adjust to it in about four weeks.

Changes in the Mouth
The tongue and cheek muscles will need time to learn to keep the dentures in place. Within the first few weeks the device will feel awkward in your mouth. Within the first four weeks, speech is also likely to be uncomfortable. You may need to practice speaking certain words to get used to talking with the artificial teeth.

Initially, the device may slip when you cough, laugh, or speak fast. As a result, you may become more self-conscious at this stage. In the event that these problems become frequent, you should turn to the office and speak with the dentist.

Avoiding Denture Complications

Within the first few weeks it is possible that you may experience some soreness in your gums. This may happen as your gums adjust to the changes. However, dentures need regular cleaning to prevent soreness and infections.

Vigorous brushing of the dentures is discouraged. The device is cleaned by soaking it in a solution overnight. You will be required to see our dentist after one or two weeks to have your gums and dentures checked.

The dentist will check if there is any irritation or if there is any damage to the device to avoid irritating of the gums. Sometimes an adhesive is needed to ensure that the fit is perfect. Our dentists can recommend various options for any challenges you are facing with your dentures. Call us today for more information.
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