If you are missing teeth, dentures are one of the most affordable options around for replacing them. Today’s dentures look more natural than ever, but it’s a fact that it takes a bit of time to adjust to your dentures before they are comfortable. Initially, you will find that you’ll have to re-learn some of the basics, including eating, laughing, speaking, and yawning. Dentures are definitely easier than living life with missing teeth, and if you are prepared, you can make the adjustment easier by taking a few simple steps to get more comfortable with your dentures in Metairie.
Eating With Dentures
If you’ve been living with missing teeth for a while, you will be enjoying foods you love in no time with your new dentures. You will be able to eat a wide variety of foods, although you will have to practice a bit. Initially, you’ll want to take special care with sticky or crunchy foods; try practicing with softer foods, such as eggs and yogurt. The more used to eating with the dentures you become, the more you can start to introduce a wider variety of foods.
Talking With Dentures
When it comes to talking with your new dentures, practice makes perfect. It can be helpful to actually watch yourself speak while standing in front of a mirror. Practice difficult sounds such as “s” and “f” right away. Be patient because some sounds and words will make your dentures move unnaturally.
Other Mouth Movements With Dentures
Smiling, laughing, and yawning with your new dentures will be a challenge at first because your dentures will shift while making these movements. Denture adhesives can be helpful as can practice. Eventually, you will become more and more comfortable making these movements with your dentures.
Living Life With Dentures
Life with dentures will become more comfortable as you grow more accustomed to them. Practice moving and talking, and introduce new foods gradually. Eventually, you’ll be laughing and smiling as you always did!
If your adjustment period is taking longer than a few weeks, give us a call! You might need to have your dentures adjusted.