Dentures are an excellent solution to tooth loss that gives you the feel and appearance of your natural teeth. Many patients opt for this procedure to get their smile and confidence back and also allow them to eat their food properly.
When you opt for this procedure, your new dentures may feel slightly different than your natural teeth. But fret not; you can adjust to new dentures by following the below-listed tips and instructions:
Expect a Little Discomfort During the Beginning
When you opt for dentures, the general thumb rule is you may expect a little discomfort during the beginning. It is because your gums and other soft tissues take their own time getting used to the feel of the artificial teeth. This discomfort, however, doesn’t last long. When your gums heal and jaw bone settles, everything falls into place.
Eat Soft Foods
After your procedure, you need to be wary of everything that you eat. When it comes to adjusting to your new dentures, it requires a period of experimentation. Apart from learning how to speak properly with the new dentures, it would help if you were meticulous about the foods that would suit you.
Our dentists suggest you start consuming soft foods such as mashed potatoes, porridge, pudding, rice, and others. Eating soft foods will not put pressure on your gums that are adjusting and healing to new dentures. As soon as you get comfortable with your new prostheses, you may resume your regular diet.
Eat Small Bites
Once you resume your regular diet, eat smaller bites over larger ones. Taking bite-sized pieces that you can chew easily back to your teeth enables you to eat everything comfortably. You need to get accustomed to the movements and adjust the pressure that you use to chew the food. Taking smaller bites will help you chew your food more thoroughly.
Avoid Biting with Front Teeth
Biting your semi-soft foods with the front teeth may cause your dentures to dislodge from their original position. So, you should avoid chewing with the front teeth and use the rear teeth instead.
Reposition the Dentures When Loose
Your dentures may feel a little loose during the first few weeks of the procedure. Be patient with the process of adjustment and reposition the dentures carefully whenever you feel they are getting displaced. If they still feel loose, contact our dentists to fix them correctly.
We urge you to attend all the follow-up consultations with our dentists to ensure everything is falling in place and you are adjusting well to the dentures.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Salida, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (209) 732-1123 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.