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Denture Questions: Asked and Answered

Getting a new set of dentures is never a small decision. For many, making the decision alone can be one of the hardest parts of getting dentures. Our dental team has been a provider of high quality, affordable dentures in Garden Grove for many years and we’ve heard all of the questions.

For answers to some of the most common denture questions, read on!

“How will my voice be impacted by dentures?”

When you get dentures, it tends to change the position of your tongue from where it’s used to sitting with natural teeth. Because of this, it’s normal to experience some changes to your voice, including a slight whistling or hissing sound when you’re speaking. But don’t worry! Adapting to your new dentures happens fast, and most patients find that their voices return to normal within a few weeks. To help get used to your new teeth, try reading out loud in the comfort of your own home. Listen to the way your voice sounds, and your brain will re-train your tongue to make the proper adjustments.

“Why does my lower denture seem loose compared to the upper denture?”

At Primary Dental Care of Garden Grove, our denture specialists work hard to ensure a proper fit. This goes double for your lower denture. In most cases, with traditional dentures, t he lower denture will never be as secure as the upper denture. This can be alleviated with dental adhesives and a little practice.

“How do I make eating easier with dentures?”

With dentures, it can often take a bit of practice to get used to eating. Many times, patients discover it takes a bit longer for them to finish meals. However, as is the case with many other tips having to do with dentures, patience and practice make perfect. At first, choosing foods that are easier to chew can be helpful. However, over-time, it will be easier to eat harder and chewier foods. For some patients, it can take weeks or even months to get fully used to eating with new dentures. Sometimes, other patients can take up to 6 months to fully grasp the techniques needed to eat more challenging foods.

“How difficult is it to get used to dentures?”

The primary reason patients have a hard time with dentures is the simple fact that they feel different. At first, it might seem like you have a marbles in your mouth, or that your lips are oddly positioned. As you wear your dentures for a few weeks, you’ll slowly get used to this feeling and your dentures will begin to feel much more natural. You may also experience an increase in saliva. As your mouth becomes used to your dentures, this will also gradually return to normal.

How to get used to dentures faster

Sometimes, the best way to acclimate to your dentures is to wear them as much as possible for the first few weeks. During this period, it’s important to communicate with your dentist to ensure that you’re not only getting used to your new teeth, but giving your gums rest as well.

Do you have more questions about dentures? We’re always here to help. If you’re a patient in the Garden Grove area, schedule an appointment to learn more, or read our blog to get more insights into what it’s like to live with dentures.

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