Adjusting to life while wearing dentures can be a little challenging at first. We are here to help with a wealth of resources, including information and videos, to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. As with traditional dentures, it may take some time to relearn how to eat and speak comfortably with an Easy Denture – see what to expect below.
Your First Month Wearing Dentures
What to Expect:
Day 1: To get used to the feeling of wearing dentures, start by wearing your denture in small doses and build up the time worn. Eat soft foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, and ice cream that are gentle on your gums. First-time denture wearers may find it easier to adjust to their new teeth by consuming soft, easy-to-chew foods that are gentle on the gums and teeth.
Day 2 to 14: As you adjust to wearing dentures you may experience gagging issues, increased salivation, or soreness. One trick for dealing with excessive salivation and gagging is to suck on a sugar-free lifesaver mint, as this will help you adjust to the feeling of the denture on your soft palate and swallow more naturally. Watch our video for additional ways to Address Gagging.
You might also experience sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water might help, or you may need to make some minor adjustments to your Easy Denture. Use the provided polishing block to polish any sharp areas. Or using tongs, dip the area of the Easy Denture causing discomfort in boiling water for 20-30 seconds and make adjustments. Watch our video on Addressing Sore Spots.
Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted.
In the first few days of wearing dentures, you may find that speaking can be difficult. As with most things practicing will help! Practice speaking or singing a song to help you feel comfortable and confident! One useful tip is to bite something before speaking, as it can help ensure your denture is in the proper position. Additionally, try to relax your facial muscles as it can make you look and feel more natural.
Day 15 to 29: The good news: any issues with gagging, salivation and sore spots have lessened! You’re still learning to talk and eat all over again and now is the perfect time to start using a denture adhesive to enhance the fit and comfort of your dentures. A reliable adhesive will boost your self-assurance while eating and improve the fit of your dentures. This is also a good time to reintroduce harder foods in small pieces (take time chewing them for longer).
Day 30: The most challenging part as a new denture wearer is over! After wearing dentures for a month, you should be able to confidently chew, eat healthy foods, laugh, and smile.
An Easy Denture replacement is recommended every 2 to 5 years.