Just like a new filing, set of braces, or chip on your teeth, new dentures take some getting used to the change in your mouth. Having a new appliance in your mouth can be uncomfortable at first, but don’t fret; it gets better over time! To make the transition shorter, don’t risk getting a set of ill-fitting dentures. The experts at Bajic Dentures specialize in providing our patients with properly fitted, natural-looking dentures and quality follow-up care. If you have questions or concerns about your new dentures, read on for helpful tips or contact our professionals in Midland for more information. We want your replacement teeth to feel as good as they look and are dedicated to providing great service and making our clients comfortable.
Getting Used to Your New Dentures
Getting dentures made by reliable experts is the first step, but new dentures will require some patience when getting used to wearing them. Use these tips to make the adjustment smoother:
- Accept Gradual Change – Recognize that some adjustments will need to be made to get your dentures fitting perfectly. Be patient when you first get your dentures. Eating will feel strange and you will have to get used to a new oral hygiene routine, but the results will be worth it and discomfort will fade over time.
- Eat Wisely – Make the transition and challenge of eating easier on yourself by choosing foods that are soft and simpler to eat. Ordering a rack of ribs on your first day with new dentures will only heighten your frustration! Stick to foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Meals that consist of foods like fish, cooked vegetables, eggs, yogurt, ice cream and smoothies will help you get used to your new teeth. If you want to eat something crunchy like an apple or other fruit, cut it into small bite-size pieces. No matter what you are eating, take smaller bites than usual and avoid biting hard with your front teeth to keep your dentures secure.
- Practice Pronunciation – You may find it difficult to speak when you first get your new dentures. The orientation of the teeth may make pronunciation challenging. Many find it useful to practice speaking, especially words containing “f” and “s” sounds. Practice at home and in front of a mirror to get used to your new dentures. Watch the way your mouth moves and make a conscious effort to adjust the placement of your tongue to improve your pronunciation. Read aloud to yourself or others in order to gain greater confidence. Practice makes perfect, and we promise it will get easier over time.
The team of experienced dental professionals at Bajic Dentures are here to make your transition smoother. From initial consultations to implants and all the way through follow-up care, we provide quality, customized denture services. Our friendly staff will make it easier for you to show the world your new smile and care for your dentures properly.
New to the world of dentures? Bajic Dentures makes living with your new teeth easy. Call us at (705) 526-4041 for more information.