First Impressions of Dentures

When you get dentures for the first time you can expect to undergo a period of awkwardness. Your first reaction may be that you have suddenly acquired a tremendous mouthful, your lips are being pushed forward and that they seem too big. This should not worry you. The feeling of awkwardness will wear off soon as you become accustomed to your new dentures.

You may have a feeling of gagging or excessive salivation. After a short time these sensations will disappear. While you are learning to use your dentures it is necessary to have patience. Control of your dentures may be difficult at first, but will gradually improve. The time required to become accustomed to new dentures varies with each individual. Some patients master their dentures in a very short time. Others require weeks of patience. It usually takes six to eight weeks to become accustomed to them.

One of the most important things to remember - you are in control. If you want to be a successful denture wearer, you will be a successful denture wearer. Lastly, friends or family might tell you how easy dentures were for them. Every individual is different. Millions of people wear dentures successfully. Lilly Denture Center can help if you think you need our services.