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Getting dentures for the first time can be a lot to get used to. When Drs. Pipkin and Jaques recommend dentures in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, it is to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. New dentures take some getting used to, however. In order to prepare you for this change, here are some commonly asked questions about dentures.

What do new dentures feel like?
Your new dentures may feel a little strange or loose for a few weeks. With time, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue will learn to hold them in place.

Will dentures make eating difficult?
Eating with new dentures takes some practice and may be uncomfortable for a few weeks. The best way to get used to eating with new dentures is to begin with soft foods cut into small bits. Chew your food slowly, taking care to use both sides of your mouth. As you become accustomed to your dentures, add other foods until you reach a normal diet. Be careful with foods that are hot, hard, sharp-edged, or sticky.

Will dentures change how I speak?
When you start wearing dentures, you may have a hard time articulating certain words. If this is the case, practice saying the difficult words out loud. With practice, you will get used to speaking properly with dentures. If your dentures click while you talk, contact our dentists. Your dentures may sometimes slip when you laugh, cough, or smile. To reposition them, gently bite down and swallow.

If you have any other questions or concerns, our dentists will be happy to assist you. We encourage you to contact Carolina Avenue Dental Care at 843-899-5911 today for more information and to schedule an appointment.