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Five Easy Ways to Get Used to New Dentures

by | Dec 22, 2022 | General Dentistry

Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures (also called ‘full dentures’) can replace entire arches of missing teeth, while partial dentures can replace sporadically missing teeth. Whatever the case, these appliances are an ideal general dentistry treatment to repair an incomplete smile.

Don’t let tooth loss keep you from enjoying your life. Contact the caring team at Miracle Dental in Las Vegas, NV, to see how we can help you replace missing teeth today. Request a consultation online here, or call (702) 456-0056 to get started now.

If you have recently gotten dentures, then you may be struggling to get comfortable with them. In this blog, our team gives you five easy ways to get used to new dentures.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Initially, dentures may feel bulky in your mouth, making speech feel more difficult. But, consistently practicing your speech is the best way to adapt to your new appliance.

Of course, talking with friends and family members is one way to practice your speech. However, there are other, more creative ways that you can get used to new dentures, such as:

  • Singing along to your favorite songs
  • Reading from books, magazines, and newspapers aloud
  • Reciting poetry
  • Playing word games, like 20 Questions or I Spy

Start with Softer Foods

Tearing into a juicy burger or eating a buttery cob of corn may not be easy with a set of new dentures. So, rather than diving into all your favorites right away, give yourself some time to adjust by starting with softer foods, like:

  • Soups and stews
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Soft fruits (like bananas)
  • Soft grains (like bread and cooked pasta)

Once you get the hang of eating softer foods with your new prosthetic, then try adding harder foods. With enough practice, you may be able to eat all of your favorite foods with very few (if any!) restrictions.

Take Smaller Bites

In addition to softer foods, taking smaller bites can help you get used to new dental prosthetics. In fact, cutting harder-to-chew foods into smaller pieces may be the best way for you to enjoy most of your favorite foods while adjusting to new dentures 

Use Denture Adhesives 

Denture adhesives prevent them from slipping or moving while eating and talking. As a result, adhesives may help patients adjust to their new prosthetics better and faster.

Our Las Vegas dentists recommend this ADA-approved adhesive for new denture wearers. 

Learn New Bite Techniques

Most of us bite into foods with our front teeth and chew with our back teeth. For new denture wearers, however, biting into foods with the front teeth may be more difficult.

Rather than biting into foods with the front teeth, try adjusting your bite slightly to use the side teeth to (carefully!) bite down. Biting with the side teeth stabilizes dentures, which prevents them from breaking contact with the gums.

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