While false teeth can make a big change in your quality of life, it can take some getting used to. It can be quite uncomfortable whether you are wearing partial or complete false teeth but once you get used to it, you will be able to enjoy a new smile.
You need to have an understanding of what to expect when you have false teeth.
You may find it a little difficult to eat naturally or speak the normal way when you are wearing false teeth or dentures. You can speak to your dentist to get an idea of what to expect and how quickly you can expect to get used to it. They will also have some tips that will help you get over some of the discomfort. You will need a lot of patience to get used to eating and speaking as you’ve done before. If your false teeth still feel uncomfortable after a while, you can visit the dental clinic to readjust them so that you can feel some relief.
In the beginning, you can take out your false teeth after every few hours so that your gums and jaws get used to them. Make sure you watch what you are eating as many people tend to rely on easy processed food at the beginning of this journey. But you can choose soft food to start with that is nutritious such as veggies and soft fruits working your way up to harder food.
Speaking will be quite difficult at the very beginning
But a small trick to help you practice is to start singing instead of speaking. Music can help you train quicker. Something you can try is singing along to your favorite song and this will get you used to form words easily without your false teeth getting in the way.
It also helps if you exercise your facial muscles. Exercising your cheek muscles will give you improved control over eating as they are responsible for directing food in your mouth before swallowing. It is normal to have some cheek pain in the beginning but if this persists, it is better to schedule an appointment at your dental clinic to check if they don’t fit properly. They will be able to provide better fitting false teeth so you don’t have to be in pain.
You can ask your dentist for recommendations on the dental adhesives and creams that you can use. But you may not be able to find the right adhesive for you right away. You can experiment with a few to see what you are more comfortable with. You can use a little bit to make sure that it helps with irritation. There will be a treatment plan that your dentist has devised for you and you need to stick to this so that you are able to get used to the false teeth. There will be many dental visits that you are required to keep after your first fitting but make sure you keep to regular check-ups and follow proper dental hygiene at home so that you are able to get accustomed to them better.