If you’re just getting dentures for the first time, being prepared is the first step. The first bit of time after wearing a new denture is usually a “break-in” period where you adjust to them as you go throughout your day. Even if you’re wearing a set of overdentures (implant stabilized dentures) you may need a short bit of time to adjust.
Follow these tips:
Adjusting to a new denture doesn’t happen overnight. Give yourself a little grace as your mouth, lips, and tongue adjust to something new in your mouth. Some people want to give themselves a few days before going out and about, while others keep their schedule free for a couple of weeks.
Practice Speaking in the Mirror
Speaking with new dentures does take practice. Especially with certain letter sounds. Look in the mirror as you speak to yourself to see how your mouth moves and responds to the new prosthesis. A little practice is all you’ll need.
Start with Softer, Smaller Bites of Food
Don’t dig right into something like a steak. Start with softer textures of foods and take smaller bites. As you do, you can gradually progress to firmer textures of food.
Communicate Any Concerns
Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists will monitor your denture transition and ensure your prosthesis fits as comfortably as possible. Occasionally we may need to make slight adjustments. Just be sure to stay in touch with us to let us know of any concerns you might have.
Contact our office today to find out how a new set of dentures or dental implants could help you live life to the fullest!