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How Your Mouth Changes Following Getting Dentures

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
How Your Mouth Changes Following Getting DenturesDentures are the removable false teeth used to replace teeth that have been lost due to injury, tooth decay, or any other causes. Dentures are designed to fit snugly with your jaws' size and shape and sit across the gums to replace the missing teeth. Specific changes occur to your mouth once you start wearing dentures.

These changes are normal, and with time, you will get used to them. Your mouth will adjust accordingly once you start wearing dentures. Some might feel uncomfortable with these changes, while others may not. Each wearer feels something different. Even if you have had dentures before, new ones will feel different from the old ones. Some people get used to them quicker than others, especially if they have stronger and larger bones to support the dentures. After getting dentures, your mouth may develop sore spots; you may experience difficulty breathing and increased saliva.

Sore Spots

During the first two days of getting dentures, you may develop sores in your mouth. It is essential not to try adjusting the dentures yourself. This is because you can easily break the dentures. You can even damage your mouth. As time progresses, the dentures will gently settle on the soft tissues in your mouth. Consequently, new sores might be formed; we will have to re-adjust the dentures if this happens.

Speaking Capabilities

You will need to practice talking with the new dentures. It might take some time for the tongue to learn new positions needed to produce the correct speech sounds. Try reading out loud for practice purposes. Focus on the sounds and words that are a little bit challenging for you.

Increased Saliva

During the first few weeks of wearing the dentures, you will notice more saliva in the mouth. This will gradually change as you get used to the dentures. In case you are wondering about the changes that follow getting your dentures, contact us.
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