Getting used to your dentures

  • You will have the feeling that there is a foreign body in your mouth, which will gradually. disappear over a few weeks as you get used to your dentures.
  • Saliva production will be increased, although this will gradually return to normal.
  • Your sense of taste will be reduced, but return to normal after a few weeks.
  • Your speech patterns will change slightly, and you may have problems making certain sounds requiring training to pronounce certain words, something that can usually be achieved in a few weeks.
  • You will probably bite your cheeks and tongue as they tend to enter the spaces where teeth are missing, although you will soon learn to stop doing this.
  • You may feel some discomfort in the parts of the gums that support the dentures, especially on the edges of your gums. If they swell or do not adapt within four or five days and become irritated, you must inform us and book an appointment immediately.
  • The dentures will probably move a lot at first, especially when you eat. You must learn to eat on both sides at the same time, not just on one side as you did with your own teeth. By successively adapting how the teeth fit together at the dentist’s surgery, you will notice an improvement. However, except on rare occasions, the lower dentures will never fit perfectly.