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Getting Used to New Dentures

When you first get your new dentures, your mouth has to adjust to an entirely different way of doing things. Instead of having teeth that are fixed in your jawbone, you have these devices in your mouth that are supposed to take the place of your dentures, but don’t quite fit the bill.

Unfortunately, getting used to dentures will always take a little bit of time. However, with FOY® Dentures this breaking-in period is usually shorter, and there’s less likelihood of problems.

Denture Irritation

Many people report irritation with their new dentures. This is somewhat inevitable, but it’s worse if you have dentures that fit poorly and can lead to excess pressure in some places. To eliminate these spots of excessive irritation it may be necessary to have dentures refit a little. This is common with traditional dentures, but with FOY® Dentures this is quite rare. The scientific fitting process leads to an optimal fit nearly every time.

Initial Looseness

Even the best-fitting dentures may initially seem loose because your muscles aren’t yet used to performing their role of helping to hold the dentures in. FOY® Dentures are designed to work with your muscles, so this is typically a very short adjustment period, but it still takes a little bit of time.

Relearning to Eat

Although FOY® Dentures will eventually allow you to enjoy most or all of the foods you ate before, it does take a little bit of time to adjust. You’ll find you may need to use a different chewing motion than you’re used to, and that learning process can be a little disconcerting at first.

But don’t get discouraged. Although you might start with softer food, you will find that over time you get better and better about eating foods that are more challenging to bite and chew. As a result, you will be delighted with the variety of foods you can eat.

Learning to Talk

Nov2010-ReadingAloudTalking with dentures is another skill that many people find challenging at first. It always takes a little while to adjust, but if you’re uncomfortable, you can find many ways to practice talking with your dentures to help you master it.

The easiest and simplest is to just practice talking in front of a mirror. You’ll get to see what your lips, tongue, and new teeth are doing, and this may help you control them better.

If you live with a spouse or other relatives, they’re usually good to talk to. They can sit down and help you work through the problem of talking with your dentures.

Can’t think of what to say? Try reading aloud. This will give you a wide range of words to practice with, and it’s nice to settle down with a good book, anyway.

You can also call customer service. Find the instructions that came with a product you just bought and find the customer service number. Call and talk to them about the product. When you can get them to understand you, you know you’re speaking clearly.

Another great thing to try these days is talking to your smartphone or a computer. If they can’t understand you, try again. You can either use an app for texting or email or get talk-to-text software that can allow you to speak your memoirs or other project.

Overall, adjusting to dentures does take time, but if you keep at it, you’ll find that they work very very well, allowing you to enjoy a good quality of life, eating, talking, laughing, and smiling without ever thinking about your FOY® Dentures.

To learn more, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist.

By |June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

About the Author:

This post was written by Rod Strickland. Dr. Strickland is a dentist in Savannah, GA. He is the inventor of the Denture Fountain of Youth® technique.