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How Long Will It Take to Adjust to Your New Dentures?

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Dr. Shiotsu
How Long Will It Take to Adjust to Your New Dentures?Dentures are growing in popularity as the best option for missing or broken teeth. Whether you have partial dentures or full dentures, it is expected that there will be an adjustment period before you start feeling comfortable with them. The way you eat, smile, and talk will all be affected by dentures, but you should know that making the transition to dentures isn't tricky in any sense. Millions of Americans have benefitted from them and now wear their dentures comfortably in public.

How Will Your Dentures Feel in the Beginning?

You will feel that your dentures are foreign and quite strange initially, but that is normal. You may also experience sore spots or gum tenderness when wearing your dentures and may notice an increase in saliva accumulating in your mouth as well. Most patients often schedule a follow-up appointment to make minor adjustments to their dentures, which relieves pressure on their gums.

It would be best to keep in mind that you will get used to your new dentures with time and feel more comfortable wearing them every day. Most people will adjust to their new dentures in a couple of weeks, but this depends on various factors. For instance, if you had teeth extraction, your gum tissue may be sensitive and susceptible to irritation.

Every patient has a unique case, and you must follow your prosthodontist's recommendations when wearing dentures. That will ensure you heal faster and are have a comfortable experience with your new dentures from the beginning. You also need to ensure that you take proper care of your dentures, as that can impact how your dentures feel in your mouth.

If you want to learn more about dentures and whether you are a suitable candidate for them, get in touch with Goichi Shiotsu, DDS by calling us to schedule an appointment at (206) 232-3600 today.

Goichi Shiotsu, DDS

Mercer Island, WA

2825 80th Ave SE Suite 3
Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985

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