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How are dentures supposed to feel?

How are dentures supposed to feel?

At first, it may feel like you’ve got a foreign object in your mouth. You’re also likely to feel a little bit of soreness, as well as difficulty speaking and chewing. If you’re experiencing any of these things, don’t panic! Dentures feel like this for everyone in the first few weeks.

Why do my bottom dentures hurt?

Most people think that the dentures put too much pressure on the gum, and so it hurts when they chew. However, when a patient has very little bone left in the jaw, the nerves which normally run deep inside the lower jaw is usually the the cause of the pain.

How long does it take for dentures to feel normal?

Expect Discomfort Early On As a general rule of thumb, dental professionals are likely to tell you that adjusting to new dentures takes about 30 days, on average. You might not be keen to wait this long, but you need to be careful how quickly you try to get back to normal.

Why do my dentures feel so big?

As the jawbone shrinks, becoming smaller in both height and width, the gum ridge it supports shrinks too. Because dentures rest on that gum ridge and are customized to fit its shape and size, dentures loosen as this happens, and for many patients, end up feeling too big for their mouths.

Is it OK to sleep with your dentures in?

Your dentures may give you more confidence and make you feel better about your mouth – but when it comes the question of should you wear you dentures to bed, the answer is probably not. When it comes to sleeping in your dentures it’s recommended that you should take them out at night and give your gums a rest.

How do dentures feel when you first put them on?

At first, dentures may feel strange or even uncomfortable. It will take a few weeks for you to get used to wearing dentures and doing normal tasks like chewing, swallowing, and speaking. In the first few weeks, your gums may feel sore or irritated, and your dentures may feel loose or unsecured.

How long do bottom dentures stay in place?

Dentures usually rely on a thin layer of saliva to adhere to the gums. If you suffer from oral dryness, your bottom dentures may not fit as securely. Denture powders are ideal for those with dry mouths, as they adhere firmly to the gums for up to 12-18 hours at a time.

Is it normal for your dentures to slip?

Dentures slip: If your dentures are still slipping when you’re eating, laughing, or talking after several months, then you may need an adjustment. Denture pain: In the beginning, it’s normal to experience some pain and soreness with new dentures, but this should go away after you’ve been wearing your dentures for a while. If not, come see us.

What to do if your bottom denture is loose?

If your dentures feel loose before the year is up, schedule an appointment early to discuss possible causes with your dentist. Ask your dentist about denture relining to fix looseness. If your bottom dentures are constantly loose, your dentist may suggest relining your dentures.

Why do I feel like my denture is too big?

You may feel the dentures are rocking, falling (if it is an upper) lifting or shifting (if it is a lower) or feel like the dentures are just too big. As we have seen, this could be due to ‘you factors’ such as poor ridges, difficult high-up muscle attachments, not enough good saliva or poor muscular control.

How are dentures supposed to stay in your mouth?

Your top dentures should suction smoothly to your gums. Your bottom dentures float above your gums, but they should stay in your mouth easily. And partial dentures should stay in line with your natural teeth without significant movement.

Is it difficult to speak with new dentures?

Speaking can be difficult when you have new dentures, too. They may feel like a foreign object in your mouth, and that can interfere with speech. Learning how to move your tongue around them to form the correct sounds can be challenging, but in time, speaking with dentures will become second nature.

If your dentures feel loose before the year is up, schedule an appointment early to discuss possible causes with your dentist. Ask your dentist about denture relining to fix looseness. If your bottom dentures are constantly loose, your dentist may suggest relining your dentures.