Getting dentures in Modesto is a great way to restore your smile and your bite after you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. But adjusting to them can take some time, and you may be wondering what will happen during this process. In this blog from Downey Park Family Dentistry, we’ll discuss some of the basics, and help you learn more about what to expect.
At first, your dentures may feel strange and you may have trouble talking and eating normally. This is normal. It will take time to adjust to your new smile. Your cheeks, tongue, gums, and the muscles of your face have to get used to how your dentures feel.
You may also experience some issues like gum irritation and sore spots on your gums, and excess saliva production as you adjust to your new teeth. You may have difficulties pronouncing certain words and eating some foods, and your dentures may feel a bit loose or slip out of place occasionally.
It usually takes about a month to fully adjust to your dentures, and most of the symptoms mentioned above will be dramatically reduced within 2-3 weeks. After about a month, your dentures should feel pretty natural, and you should not be experiencing any pain or irritation.
Your dentures should also fit properly into your mouth, and they should not be loose. If they still don’t feel like they fit right and are loose, you may need to see Dr. Corey Acree to have them adjusted. This is common, since both your gums and dentures may change slightly after your final denture placement.
Want to make sure that you adjust to your dentures quickly? Here are a few tips that may make it easier for you to get used to your new teeth:
A new smile is just a click or a call away. At Downey Park Family Dentistry, helping patients restore their smile is one of our favorite things. If you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth, we’re here to help you eat, speak, and smile once again. Contact us online or give us a call at (209) 529-0674 to schedule a consultation and see if dentures in Modesto are right for you.