Just like an artificial limb, your dentures will never feel or work like the real thing. It will require a certain degree of time to get used to the presence of artificial teeth and for your tongue, lips and cheeks to adjust. It may feel odd or even uncomfortable for the first few weeks. This is a normal part of adjusting to dentures and these things usually get better as your mouth adjusts. With time, practice and patience most people come to adapt to having dentures and begin to eat and talk with confidence.
We will do everything possible to help you adjust to your new dentures and to get you comfortable as soon as possible. Even though you may have worn dentures, the new ones may require practice and patience and sometimes adjustments.
It may take some time to become accustomed to your new dentures. At first your old denture may feel more comfortable to your mouth, but please be patient as this is expected. . It always takes time for the oral tissues to adapt to any new dentures; they will fit better after they have been worn awhile. It is not uncommon to have to wear a little denture adhesive until you get used to your new dentures.
Please remember that after we insert your new denture you must wear them even though they produce soreness. We can better adjust your denture after we see exactly where they are producing the troubled areas. We will do any necessary adjustments for the first six months at no additional cost to you.
Some very elderly people, people taking certain drugs and people in poor health are more difficult to complete satisfactorily; and these people usually require longer adjusting to new dentures. Patients who require the construction of one denture to be worn against their remaining natural teeth sometimes find the denture more difficult to master.
Dr. Mark Williams
201 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs
Providing great fitting dentures since 1968.