If you are getting dentures, it will be entirely new experience for you, especially if you have gotten used to living with and compensating for missing teeth. But as our dentist, Dr. Hymas will tell you, a full smile can improve your appearance, and help you to eat and speak more effectively. Dentures will be a change, but with a little work, you can adapt to dentures.
Your dentures may feel bulky at first, and your mouth may create more saliva than normal. However, this will stop over time. Your dentures should not feel uncomfortable. If they are causing you any discomfort or you feel pressure, you should make an appointment to have them adjusted.
Eating may be a challenge at first. You can try cutting your food into smaller pieces to make it easier to chew. Or, you can cut your food into long strips and chew on both sides of your mouth. You may find it difficult to say certain words until you are comfortable with your dentures. You can try speaking certain words slower, or practice speaking them. You can also try singing along with the radio, which will help you get used to speaking with dentures. You can also exercising your buccinators muscles. If you are wondering what those are, they are your cheek muscles. Exercising them will help you become accustomed to your dentures.
If you have a space in your smile, or if you have teeth that needs to be replaced, come see us at Hymas Family Dental in Spokane Valley, Washington. Call 509-922-1360 today to schedule your appointment.