Getting Used to Your New Prosthodontic Teeth: Tips By Doctors
Posted on 3/20/2023 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
It's been a few weeks since your new prosthodontic teeth were fitted. You're feeling good about how they look and improve your smile – but you're still not quite used to them. Eating, talking, and even smiling feels strange. You're not alone in this; it takes time for most people to get used to their new prosthetic teeth. In this blog post, we'll provide some tips from doctors on how to make the transition easier.
Practice Smiling in the Mirror
Prosthodontic teeth are designed to look and feel natural. Give yourself time to get used to your new smile by practicing in front of the mirror. Start by looking in the mirror and smiling as you usually would. Then, look closely at your teeth and see how they look compared to your old ones. If you're not used to seeing them, getting used to the new look may take some time.
Eat Soft, Easy-To-Chew Foods At First
Initially, you must stick to soft foods that are easy to chew. It will help you get used to the feel of your new teeth and avoid discomfort. For example, try mashed potatoes, soup, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, or fish. Once more comfortable, you can add other foods like raw fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Rinse Them After Every Meal and Before Bed
It is essential to rinse your mouth after every meal, especially if you have eaten something sticky or acidic. It will help to remove any food particles that may be stuck in your teeth and also help to neutralize the acidity in your mouth. It is also important to rinse before bed to remove any plaque that has built up on your teeth during the day.
Wear the Artificial Teeth for Longer Time Periods
Wearing your new teeth for extended periods will help you get used to them more quickly. Try wearing the teeth for an hour or two the first day, and then gradually increase the amount of time each day. You should wear them all day long. Visit your dentist or oral surgeon regularly. It is vital to have teeth checked and cleaned every six months. Our expert prosthodontists can spot problems and recommend the best course of action.
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