Dentures are removable appliances that help replace missing teeth. For people who have only one or few teeth missing, a removable partial denture is advised. This denture covers the area without teeth. People with no teeth are advised to have removable complete dentures. These dentures are false teeth that fit over the ridge of the gums and help restore the empty space. Once all the teeth are extracted the dentist will advise a complete denture for the patient. How do new dentures feel? Initially wearing dentures can be extremely uncomfortable and might feel a little loose or bulky. A denture is a foreign object and cannot replicate the same feeling as natural teeth. Some peopl e might also experience slurred speech, gagging, excessive salivation, loss of taste and difficulty in chewing. This feeling will go with time and one will get used to wearing dentures. One should wear dentures at least 8 hours in a day to get the mouth used to the denture. If one faces difficulty in chewing one should start with soft foods first, then proceed to harder or sticky foods. Soon, the ridge of the gums adapts to the dentures and one starts feeling comfortable. It takes 2-4 weeks for patients to get used to the dentures. Once you are used to the dentures avoid wearing the dentures at night. Contact your dentist if you get any sores, if the denture is hurting or if you face any other issues with regards to the denture.

Expert opinion

  • Dr. Zita Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "Denture makes it possible to eat and speak properly. Apart from this dentures have many positive advantages.”

Are dentures comfortable?

You may have heard how uncomfortable dentures are! Different thoughts come to mind during getting dentures like it is painful, does not last long, are difficult and annoying to wear. But, due to the dynamic change in technology it has changed the techniques. Dentures are now made comfortable for the patient with missing teeth. It is made more functional for the people who can now easily chew and speak.

What is expected for comfortable dentures?

Speaking, chewing, and producing saliva are the common reasons and experiences to wear comfortable dentures. When you wear dentures for the first time, you will feel uncomfortable and unpleasant as the dentures are the installation of the missing teeth. In the beginning you will feel to remove the dentures. In such cases, the only solution is to wear it for a couple of hours and slowly increase the time of wearing them everyday. The wearing of dentures will bring comfort to your teeth.

Exercise Your Mouth

When you are wearing the dentures, specific exercise will help to keep dentures to be comfortable. If you want comfortable dentures, exercising your cheeks by holding the smile for 10 seconds can build up your face muscles. This will result in proper and easy eating. This is beneficial that this will make your mouth and dentures comfortable.

Eating with Dentures

Eating with dentures is quite a tough task in the beginning. Hence, eat slowly with dentures. It is recommended to eat soft food and chew properly that will make it comfortable dentures in the start.

Find the Right Adhesive

To keep the dentures fixed adhesive is the solution to keep it in place. Be open to trying different denture creams and adhesives in order to find your optimal fit. Adhesive can’t be a fix replacement for ill- fitting dentures.

Be Patient

In the start dentures are quite uncomfortable as they are new sets of teeth that are made for functionality. It will bring an odd sensation to the mouth and cheeks. If there is swelling after wearing the comfortable dentures rinse your mouth with warm salt water for a few days until the swelling is totally gone.

At Sabka dentist, the dental team is happy to walk you through the denture procedures. Contact or book an appointment to schedule a free consultation today!

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12 thoughts on “How comfortable are new dentures?

  • Aayushi

    My grandparents should know about this. Good Blog

  • Manali Pandya

    Complete dentures are the most simple way of replacing lost teeth. Well explained article

  • Anusha

    This is the most common complaint of new denture wearers. It takes some time to adjust with something new. This blog is very informative and will surely help to all denture wearers.

  • Dr.Aanal

    Complete dentures r of 2 types one-Removable which require a good amount of support of ur soft tissue and bone and two-Implant supported fixed dentures.Dentures help to grind ur food which is very much essential to make the food digest.without teeth and dentures one cant chew properly leading to indigestion,malnurishment and many psychological disturbances.hence required dentures.

  • hese information was really helpful very well explained about the complete replacement of the missing teeth it also helps me to understand the details about it to my grandparents great article thank you for these useful information

  • Virali Ambavi

    So easy to apply in daily routine once we go through such an amazing information

  • Hemali Vora

    Very informative blog, must read this article to know better about Dentures

  • Honey

    Very true regarding wearing of the dentures.. very helpful..

  • Kumar thakkar

    Nice one.. I will visit your clinic after lockdown with my grand parents

  • Esha Shah

    Complete dentures give a new life to geriatric patients

  • Dr Kinjal Vyas

    One can get basic knowledge again and again by reading this Well explained article.Thank you ?

  • Dr.Aanal

    Comfirtable dentures is a term for those patients who accept dentures n want to adapt them so doing their part of job given by their dental surgeons to follow.so psychological acceptance is the 1st key for comfirtible dentures.

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