Many people today wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth. Studies show that around 30 to 40 million Americans wear complete dentures while 49 million Americans have a partial denture.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in one arch or both of them together.
A partial denture only replaces some, but not all, of the teeth in an area, and also uses the remaining teeth as part of its structure.
Dentures are custom fit to each individual and can take multiple appointments before they are finished. There is always an adjustment period needed to get used to them and incorporate them into everyday life.
How Long Does It Take To Adjust To New Dentures?To answer this one simply, it depends. Different folks, different strokes, as the saying goes.
However, it usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks for most people to adjust to their dentures. Some people will need to return for modifications to their dentures before they start to feel better. One thing to consider is that you have had your whole life to get used to your natural teeth, and dentures are not your natural teeth. No matter how good a set of dentures are made, you will have to change how you eat and talk for optimal use.
To help you adjust faster, I would suggest that you read out loud to yourself or others. This will help you practice putting your tongue in the right place to get the best sounds.
When eating, chewing food slowly and with more balance on each side will help you adapt faster.
It should only take a little time before your dentures become a part of your normal daily life, but we will help you in any way we can.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (614) 798-0083 today.