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Nov
24

How Long Will it Take for Me to Get Used to a Denture?

Posted in Dentures

Getting your first denture is definitely a challenging transition. It’s not easy to get used to what feels like a bulky appliance at first.

What can you expect with your first denture? What can help you adapt?

Be Patient!

Not everyone has the same experience when it comes to wearing dentures for the first time. But a lot of patients report that they felt pretty used to their dentures within a few days after receiving them.

The important thing is that you don’t get frustrated if you feel that it’s taking you longer than the “average” time frame to adjust!

The First Few Days

You may feel like you’re drooling a lot with a denture. This is because your mouth has to accept the fact that it will be housing an object that’s not food. The denture may feel quite bulky, at first. Today’s dentures are carefully fitted to match every curve in your mouth with as little bulk as possible, but even that will take a little getting used to.

Tricks for Adjusting to Life with a Denture

To make your transition as smooth as possible, try the following tips:

  • Practice eating and talking at home for a few days before taking your denture public
  • Wear a denture adhesive to give yourself peace of mind until you have confidence in your denture
  • Cut food into smaller-than-usual sized pieces to make them more manageable

You will get the hang of using a denture sooner than you realize. Your dental team is ready to answer your questions, provide you with suggestions, and cheer you on! Contact them with any denture concerns you may have.

Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188

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