To get used to wearing dentures takes time and you may feel discomfort in the first few weeks and will gradually become accustomed to having the different feeling in mouth and you will be able to continue enjoying life just like before. If dentures continues to bother you after the first few weeks, consult your dentist.
Feeling Full Mouth
At first, denture users say it’s too big for their mouth and pushes their lips forward. This sensation is completely normal owing to the sensitivity of your mouth. Once you get used to it, it won’t be felt any more.
Pain and Irritation
Feeling little pain and irritation is normal as it adapts to the dentures. However, consult your dentist if pain continues. Persistent pain may be a symptom of the ill-fitting dentures or it could be a symptom of stomatitis, an oral condition that inflames the lining of the mouth.
Denture is a foreign object in your mouth and your mouth reacts to that object producing more saliva. Said reaction decreases with time and will eventually disappear as time passes. As your mouth becomes accustomed, sucking on a candy can help you swallow more and reduce the flow of saliva.
Feeling nauseous when putting on or taking off your dentures is simply a reaction to having a foreign object in your mouth. The more comfortable and relaxed you sit with dentures, this feeling will decrease. Nausea can also occur because dentures are far behind in your mouth. If so, consult your dentist.
Foods & Dentures
You have to wear dentures does not mean that you cannot enjoy your favorite foods. However, as a new user, you may want to take things slowly. If you are a patient, you will soon see that eating with dentures is nothing to worry about.
For starters, your sense of taste and perception of temperature may be slightly altered. Your dentist will advise you to be careful with hot drinks to avoid burning your mouth. This is quite common as long as you get used to the dentures. Try the following tips for eating and drinking;
- Start with soft and liquid foods.
- Once you feel better, continue with a wider variety of foods such as eggs, fish, cheese, minced meat, cooked vegetables and ice cream.
- Stewing or cooking the meat slowly makes it softer and easier to chew.
The correct use of these returns of the original shape of the teeth in form of denture or false teeth allows adequate chewing and, of course, gives more strength to the bite. Cleaning and maintenance of dental prostheses are fundamental and make the first steps to use either type of denture adhesives on the market, either as a cream, powder or strips.
- The use of glue or adhesive cream for dentures helps maintain the gums and dentures because it prevents the entry of food between the two sealing surfaces because of the tight union.
- The denture adhesive also creates a cushion that protects the gingiva and the mucosa of possible friction of the teeth.
- The denture adhesive creams also help to better align the teeth in the mouth, even when they do not fit perfectly, giving greater bite force and chewing.
- These types of denture adhesives are used to allow adequately those dentures worn by use.
- The denture adhesive ensures the position of the teeth avoiding annoying and unwanted movements. Therefore, its use allows the intake of hard food, which otherwise, would be eliminated from the diet.
- It is essential to properly use this type of adhesive cream for dentures and for that the first step is washing and drying of the dental prosthesis in warm water.
- Subsequently, you must remove the adhesive material remaining on the prosthesis in all cases preventing scratching or maul the bearing surface of the prosthesis. This process should be done with warm water and a soft brush.
- You need to clean epithelial tissue prosthesis that will support all other previous adhesive, saliva and food debris. Again it is advisable to use warm water and a soft cloth to clean this area inside the mouth brush.
- The next thing is to place three small portions of about 1 cm in the front and back of the dentures (one on each side of the midline), but not too close to the edges.
- The thickness of the applied dentures adhesive will depend on the needs of each patient and influences the volume of adhesive material to fit between the prosthesis and the tissue on which it rests. For this reason you have to try first with small amounts and gradually increase as needed to cover the space between surfaces.
- Once it is applied, the prosthesis is placed correctly in the mouth and pressed for about thirty seconds to ensure better adhesion. After this short period of time, you must wait for 30 minutes to eat hot drinks.
By using dentures adhesive, you will improve comfort and preserves oral health.