Getting Used to Life with Dentures

Losing teeth is never a pleasant thought for anyone. The good news is, there are now several teeth replacements available to make it more bearable for everyone who is suffering from the detrimental condition. Despite the availability of newer options, …

Losing teeth is never a pleasant thought for anyone. The good news is, there are now several teeth replacements available to make it more bearable for everyone who is suffering from the detrimental condition. Despite the availability of newer options, many people are still going for the tried and tested approach which is by using dentures.

 

However, wearing something in the mouth can be uncomfortable, especially if it is the first time. That is the reason why most people who are wearing dentures feel bothered when they get the said appliance. Luckily, there are ways for patients to have a quicker adjustment period to have a more pleasant experience. Let us at Alice Dental Associates provide some tips to make this possible. Continue reading below!

 

Be patient

 

Dentures can feel bulky and strange when worn. In time, these uncomfortable sensations will disappear and to speed up this process; patients are advised to give it some time. What patients should do is wear the appliance instead of taking it off and then practice eating as well as speaking. Doing so makes the mouth gets used to the add-on device faster.


Learn to chew

 

It may take time, but patients are advised to start by only consuming soft foods and then gradually switch to harder food. The technique to stabilize the appliance when eating is by chewing on both sides at the same time. When biting down on something, make sure not to do so with the front teeth since it will cause the oral device to dislodge.


Adjust to the challenges of lower dentures

 

Unlike the upper denture that relies on the suction effect to the palate (roof of the mouth), the lower denture lies over the gums. Without a good lip and tongue control, dentures can move around the mouth or even fall out. So to prevent this from happening, patients can use denture adhesives while they master holding it in their mouths.

 


Aside from the ones listed above, the other issues they may encounter include excessive salivation, gag reflex, lisp, and a reduced sense of taste. These issues will disappear as the mouth adjusts to dentures. And until then, patients are advised to practice proper oral hygiene, monitor the appliance, and seek the assistance of a dentist if issues persist.

 

Do not miss out on life because of missing teeth! Consider our traditional Denture offers in Alice, TX! Call or visit us at Alice Dental Associates; 750 Coyote Trail, Alice, TX 78332.

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