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The process of adjusting to dentures is a significant life change for patients, and a multitude of concerns and questions about wearing dentures is common, especially when it comes to the anticipated level of comfort and chewing ability. We are happy to take the time to address any questions that are troubling you about dentures. Below are some tips on how to adjust to wearing dentures and eating with a new denture appliance.

When you first receive dentures, they may feel strange and bulky due to the muscles in your cheek and tongue being unfamiliar with the new appliance, but the more you wear your dentures, the less these issues will be a problem. However, if you continue to experience discomfort beyond a few weeks or months, we encourage you to visit our doctor for an adjustment. It’s common for denture appliances to need an adjustment appointment or two before they properly fit your smile. If your dentures are uncomfortable, contact our office right away.

You may also need to ease your mouth into eating with dentures because the false teeth won’t feel exactly like your original smile. We encourage you to begin with soft and easy-to-chew foods to help you become more comfortable using your denture appliance as you begin to eat more firm foods over time. In just a short period of time, you can become accustomed enough to enjoy your favorite foods. Use both sides of your denture appliance to chew in order to prevent it from being dislodged during mealtime.

Contact Bethaney B. Brenner, DMD, LLC at 860-673-7155 today if you have questions for our doctor about dentures in Burlington, Connecticut.