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How long will it take to get used to my denture?

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Dentures are the same way. Dentures require some breaking in like a new pair of shoes. It is normal to be sore for the first few days as your gums acclimate to the new prosthesis. Many people return once or twice to Dr. Schafer in the first week for small adjustments to remove pressure spots where the gums are irritated. After this initial week, then practice becomes important. Dr. Schafer recommends daily practice sessions of talking and of eating to learn how to wear the dentures.  

Talking with Dentures

The best way to learn how to talk with dentures is to pick up your favorite book or newspaper and simply read aloud to yourself. It is normal to have a slight lisp when you are first adjusting to your dentures but it will go away will practice. Also, Dr. Schafer recommends that you sing to yourself as much as you can. Singing works well because it can involve complex movements and can be pretty fun, as well. While many patients will quickly master speaking with their dentures, occasionally some wearers take more time.

Eating with Dentures

The biggest mistake people make when they wear their dentures for their first meal is to go eat a po boy or a steak. These foods are literally too tough to learn how to chew properly. Starting with these foods is like trying to run a marathon on your first day of exercise in a long time. The best foods to practice eating are foods that can be easily cut with a plastic spoon. Dr. Schafer recommends foods like eggs, red beans and rice, fish, spaghetti, and bananas. Learning how to eat right with dentures is a slow process and may take a few weeks or months to master well. Keep practicing each day and you will learn how to eat that great New Orleans food.

Dentures in Gretna, LA

For more help and answers about dentures, call our dental office in Gretna, LA. 

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