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5 Ways To Adjust Well to Dentures

Dentures have come a long way in the last few decades. Modern dentures fit better and feel more comfortable and natural than ever. If you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth, dentures are a great option to get your smile and dental health back on track. 

That said, you may experience an adjustment period when you first get your dentures. Whether you recently experienced tooth loss or have been living without your natural teeth for years, eating and speaking comfortably with your new dentures can take some getting used to. 

The good news is that there are steps you can take to get the best fit and function from your dentures. At Arden Dental Group, our dentists and team offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services at our office in Arden, North Carolina, just south of Asheville.

Here are five tips and tricks to help you adjust and get comfortable with your new dentures.

Make a plan

Murphy’s law states that if something can go wrong, it most likely will. Expect that you’ll need an adjustment period after you get your new dentures, and plan accordingly. 

If possible, plan social events and professional engagements far enough in advance so you have time to get comfortable and learn how to eat and speak clearly with your dentures. 

Practice speaking and eating with your new dentures

Read out loud, sing, or have conversations at home with your loved ones to get used to how your dentures feel. You might find that some foods are easier to eat at first than others, and that’s OK. 

Take some time to get used to how the dentures feel when you’re talking and eating, so that you can feel confident when you’re out in social and professional settings.

Wear them every day

If your dentures feel tight or uncomfortable at first, it can be tempting to take them out and only wear them periodically. But in order to get used to them and ensure that you adjust as quickly as possible, wear your dentures every day.

Let us know if you’re having problems with fit or function

If your dentures are too tight or too loose, they won’t function properly and could cause friction and hurt your gums. 

While there’s always an adjustment period in the beginning, your dentures should fit comfortably and securely without feeling tight or painful. If the fit feels off, we can make adjustments so they fit properly and feel just right.

Be patient

The adjustment period after you get new dentures can be frustrating, so give yourself the time you need to get used to them. We’re available to help you learn how to live with dentures and to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the adjustment period.

For more information about adjusting to life with your new dentures or questions about general and cosmetic dentistry services available at Arden Dental Group, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We serve the greater Asheville, North Carolina, area.

Arden Dental Group
✆ Phone (appointments): 828-548-2364
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 828-684-9260
Address: 2160 Hendersonville Rd , Arden, NC 28704
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