There are a number of challenges you’ll face when you get new dentures. The good news is, they eventually will fade away. New dentures are going to feel a little awkward for the first few weeks. The muscles of your cheeks and tongue will have to get accustomed to help keeping them in place. Irritation and soreness are not uncommon at the outset. Eating may be difficult at first. Your dentist might recommend staying with soft foods for a while. But as your dentures become more comfortable, you’ll be back to chewing and eating all your favorite foods.
Speaking may feel a little awkward at first too, particularly with the pronunciation of certain words. But, once again, that will pass. Reading out loud and repeating the troublesome words can help. Also, your dentist will advise you on how long to wear your dentures at first. At the outset, he or she may recommend that you wear the dentures most of the time, including while sleeping.
Though there may be minor inconveniences at the beginning, remember that your dentures are going to give you your smile back and help you eat properly. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about any questions you have.
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