Adaptation to new dentures

The first days with the new denture

Any type of dental prosthesis needs some time for good adaptation. At first, that new element in your mouth is a stranger thing. The tongue does not stop inspecting and diction seems somewhat affected. After a week, these symptoms are disappearing, until they are no longer felt.

Removable prostheses are susceptible to greater initial difficulties. As they are movable, their friction sometimes causes small sores in the mucosa, with some adjustments in the dental prosthesis being convenient. You should not sleep with your denture.

Over time, there is a growing mismatch in the dentures, due to natural changes in the mouth. This factor can produce pain, increase the discomfort of their use and is a sign that something should be done, a new dental prosthesis or a rebasing of the current denture.

If you develop sores on the mucosa, it is recommended to remove the dentures for one or more days to rest and heal the injured tissue. You can apply a mouthwash at the site. If symptoms persist you should visit a dentist and a retouch of the dental prosthesis might be necessary. Read how dentures are made (fig. 4).

Denture - quick tips

When you go to a clinic in order to make a dental prosthesis, you should ask for a written budget. The budget should mention the type of work involved, the amount of teeth involved and their designation, the total cost and the payment plan. This will help to resolve any misunderstandings.
If you have any questions regarding the decision to make, seek to better inform yourself, it is your responsibility.