If you are planning to get dentures, you might be concerned about getting used to them. Perhaps you have heard stories of the difficulties people experience with speaking and eating. Although these two activities can be something of a challenge when you first get your dentures, you will eventually be able to accomplish both.
Take a look at the following tips put together by Dr. Saad Bassas and the team at i-Implant Dentistry designed to help you during the adjustment period. If you have additional questions about dentures, we invite you to contact our dental office in Sartell, MN for a no-obligation consultation.
The Good News About Dentures
Dentures today are more comfortable than the dentures worn by your grandparents. And unlike the fake-looking plastic teeth dentures used to be, they look more natural than ever before. Once you get used to them, you will be able to smile, chew, and speak like a pro—and you’ll get your quality of life back.
Mastering the Art of Chewing With Dentures
This is one of the most intimidating tasks for new denture-wearers, but rest assured that it is something you will be able to master with time. Stick to soft foods when you first get your dentures to make eating easy while you make the adjustment to chewing with your new prosthetics. Foods such as cooked vegetables, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and the like will help ensure you get the proper nutrition.
As you grow accustomed to eating with your new dentures, you can add in more of your favorite foods. You might consider many of the denture adhesives on the market. Not only will this help with keeping dentures secure while you master chewing, but it can also keep foods from coming between your dentures and gums.
Practicing the Art of Speaking With Dentures
Speaking clearly can be a challenge with new dentures, so here are some tricks that can help you overcome the problem:
- Practice speaking in front of a mirror.
- Read aloud to others.
- Take time to practice difficult sounds, such as “f” and “s,” both of which can be tough at first.
Making Sure You Have a Proper Fit
If you are still struggling with your new dentures after several weeks, be sure to contact our Sartell, MN dental office. Your dentures might need to be adjusted.
Questions about dentures? Call us to make an appointment for a no-obligation consultation.