Will dentures affect the way of a person appears and looks, feels, eats, and speaks?

Dentures can restore or even enhance a person’s appearance and be virtually undetectable if made properly, and the clinical dental technician has a chance to see you and speak to you to get feedback from you of what you would like your likes and dislikes and parents of teeth. It can takes some time to find the best way to insert and take out the dentures, and the gums can become a little sore in places at first.

It is very important to return to the Clinic Dental Technician or dentist often during the first few weeks if you are having any sore spots an adjust the parts of the denture that are irritating the oral tissues.

Eating with the dentures in place requires some practice. It is best to start with soft foods, cut into smaller pieces, chewing food equally on both sides of the mouth and slowly introducing more solid foods. Chewy or sticky foods should be avoided. Once the tongue and cheeks get used to the denture, this can take several weeks, they will begin to automatically help keep the denture in place.

Speaking also requires practice but will become easier over time as your tongue is now going across your palate in a different way With exaggerated movements such as yawning or laughing, the denture may become dislodged at first. If it continues, the denture may need to be adjusted or relined (refit). The denture may cause an increased production of saliva at first, but it will reduce back to normal.

Are dentures worn all day?

Dentures are generally worn during the day and taken out at night to give the oral tissues time to relax. During the first few days after receiving the denture, however, it needs to remain in the mouth even when sleeping to best identify areas that need to be adjusted.

This is especially important after receiving an immediate denture, for the gum tissues will swell after the teeth are extracted or lost and then may not permit the denture to be reinserted if taken out.