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5 Unwanted Side Effects of New Dentures and How to Fix Them

If this is your first time wearing dentures, some discomfort may be expected.The best part is that they get better in time! Broken dentures are no fun, but worry not we can repair them quickly! Here are some of the most common unwanted side effects and tips on how to fix them.

1# Sense of taste

When you first get your dentures, eating usual foods may feel different. You may experience a diminished sense of taste at first. Worry not, your sense of taste will be back before you know it! If you are wearing full/partial dentures and are experiencing some changes in your tastebuds, there are some simple steps you can take to combat this problem. It is best to keep your dentures clean by soaking them in denture solution every night before bedtime, overnight. Also, visit our denture clinic if you feel that the sense of taste has not improved over time.

#2 Difficulty speaking

Most denture wearers will experience this problem as getting used to new speech patterns may take time. Some of the common speech problems are lisping, gargling speech and whistling sounds- talk about fun! These can easily be remedied by practicing  speaking aloud and reading aloud. You will notice significant improvements in time and your speech will normalize. No need to be self conscious as many people wear dentures and speak perfectly! However, if your speech troubles persist, it is best to visit your denturist. They may be able to adjust dentures to ensure optimal fit by making the correct adjustments.

#3 Difficulty eating

You may have difficulty eating when you first get your new dentures. Learning to eat and chew with your new set of dentures requires patience and practice. Moreover, you may experience mouth sores and blisters as well as excess saliva production. All of this may make it harder for you to eat. The solution to this is to start slowly and eat softer foods at first. Moreover, don’t worry about hurting your dentures when chewing! Chew slowly and evenly just like you would with natural teeth and a proper bite. Best tip is avoid sticky foods like candies or gum, or if you really love those, buy special denture gum.

#4 Mouth infections

If you do not take utmost care of your dentures you may end up with dry mouth, or various infections and gum inflammation. Swollen gums may be painful, bleeding and a serious medical issue. The best way to prevent infections is to keep your dentures super clean. Overnight soaking can kill 99.9 percent of denture germs. However, not all cleaning options are made equal. Overnight soak such as Polident can kill up to 99.9 percent of the bacteria that colonizes on prostheses. This level of disinfection may not be reached with many quick-fix cleaning methods.

#5 Loose or Broken Dentures Requiring Repair

If your dentures do not fit properly you may risk dropping them or have them accidentally fall out, and as result crack or break. You should never try to glue dentures by yourself due to infection and impossibility of later denture repair by denturist. For sure, broken dentures are no fun, but worry not, we offer affordable denture repair.

Broken dentures should only be repaired by a qualified Denturist . If your dentures are broken, our denturist Caner Karaceper can quickly repair your dentures and make them stronger than before. Moreover, as a complete denture repair service, we will also repair cracked denture bases and multiple fractures.  We can also replace your damaged or broken denture teeth with new denture teeth.

Call today to learn more about how to get used to your new dentures, or to inquire about other tooth replacement options such as denture implants, contact our Ottawa Denture Clinic at (613) 262-6332 or fill in our online contact form.