Getting a new pair of dentures can be exciting but it can take some time to get used to them if you haven’t worn dentures before. Lower dentures are especially more difficult because there is no suction on your lower gums. To get used to the feeling of your new dentures, we recommend wearing them all the time at first.
Eating with your new dentures
Dentures are designed to replicate the function of natural teeth, but learning to chew with new dentures can take some time. Here are some tips while you are starting out:
- Start with soft foods before introducing hard foods gradually
- Try to chew on both sides at the same time
- Don’t bite directly into food with your front teeth (for example an apple)
Symptoms of wearing new dentures
As you are adjusting to your new dentures, it is likely that you will experience some mild gum soreness. Other symptoms may include slurred speech, a bulky feeling, excess saliva production or reduced taste. This is very common when getting used to your full dentures, and these symptoms usually disappear over time. If you develop a sore spot you may need a denture adjustment. If this happens or you are unsure about any of your symptoms, return to Crown Dental Group and our dedicated dental prosthetist will help find a solution that is right for you.
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