3 Challenges of New Dentures and How to Overcome Them

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Modern dentures are a convenient and comfortable tooth replacement option for patients with tooth loss. However, first-time wearers may experience some initial discomfort. Here are 3 challenges of wearing dentures for the first time and how to combat them.

Your new dentures are a foreign object in your mouth, so it is expected that it will take time to get used to them. During this period of adjustment, we recommend you wear your dentures as much as possible. The more you have them in, the more accustomed you become. However, new patients can experience certain complications. Here are 3 of the main challenges most new denture wearers face and some tips on how to overcome them:

  1. Speech Difficulties

It is very common for patients to experience some difficulty talking when wearing new dentures, and this will dissipate once you’ve gotten used to your prosthetic. Some issues might include:

Full mouth: New dentures may make it feel like you’re speaking with a full mouth.

Lisping: Dentures take up space in your mouth, causing it to generate more saliva. This might lead to some lisping, which typically goes away once you get used to the dentures.

Whistling sounds: The front teeth of your dentures tend to be positioned a little differently from natural teeth. This means that it will take time for you to find this new position with your tongue while speaking. For this reason, you may hear a whistling sound when talking. However this is pretty rare, only about 1 in 50 patients experience whistling.

What You Need to Do: In time, your dentures will begin to feel natural and your speech will return to normal. However, you can speed up the process by practicing your speech. Try reading out loud and repeating words you’re having trouble pronouncing.

  1. Diminished Taste Sensation

At first, new denture wearers can experience a change in their sense of taste. However, this should return to normal over time. Some of the causes of a diminished sense of taste are caused by:

What You Need to Do:

If the problem persists, talk to your denturist about alternative tooth replacement options, such as dental implants.

  1. Trouble Eating and Chewing

It requires some practice to learn how to chew and eat with your new dentures. Some of the problems you may initially have to overcome, include:

What You Need to Do: It’s important to start slowly and choose soft foods that are easy to eat, until your dentures have settled in and you’re comfortable eating solid foods again. Some tips you may want to follow, include:

At Berlanga Dentures we pride ourselves in offering high quality tooth replacement solutions for our patients, ranging from full/partial dentures to dental implants.

During a FREE consultation, we can help find an option that best suits your budget and lifestyle.

Our team makes every effort to fit your replacement teeth correctly and are always on hand to help with any challenges you face, so you can get back to enjoying a beautiful and healthy smile as quickly as possible.

To make the wisest decision about dentures, you should come to Berlanga Dentures first, so we can guide you on your path to success. Every day we have patents come to us for a consultation because the went to another denturist or dental lab and were disappointed. The reasons they go elsewhere vary, but we hear things such as, “the guy was closer to me” or “my friend went to them,” and then they’re unhappy because nobody guided them through the process.

Here at Berlanga Dentures we work with the best oral surgeons and the best dentists in the area – and we work as a Team – to provide you with life-long service. Come see us first! You will not be disappointed.

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To find out more about how our denturists can help you adjust quickly and easily to your dentures, as well as learn about our range of other tooth replacement options, including dental implants.

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