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New Denture Advice – Getting used to your New Dentures

Most people need a bit of time to get used to New Dentures, but it shouldn’t be too long before your tongue, lips and cheeks to adapt. Your new dentures must be cared for and checked regularly, as do any natural teeth you have remaining. You will need to see a dentist every six months to check your dental implants or natural teeth, or more frequently if so advised. To help you get used to your new Dentures, here is New Denture Advice which should prove useful.


As well as making the inside your mouth feel different, Complete Dentures will make your face look different too. By providing essential support to your facial muscles and features, they can actually make you appear younger. Where your new Dentures replace any front teeth, you might feel that the denture teeth are too far forward or your lips are too thick. Rest assured that your Dentures will have been positioned to be where your natural teeth once were, and this feeling will soon disappear.


Many people find that their speech is affected while their tongue and lips get used to the new shape of their Dentures, but wearing them will actually improve your speech. To aid the process of adjustment, reading aloud can help, as can counting from 65 – 70 (these sounds can be particularly tricky to form). It is common to salivate more, which can affect your speech. Sipping water often helps thin down saliva and you'll also find that you can improve the situation by simply swallowing more often.


Returning your jaw to its natural position may affect your chewing and biting ability in the short-term, but it won’t be long before things improve. In the beginning, you should avoid tough, hard and sticky foods and take smaller bites of food, while you get used to your new bite and tooth position. Try to chew on both sides of your mouth at the same time, and chew up and down as opposed to side to side.

Everyday wear

While it is up to you when you wear your Dentures and how long you wear them for, we do recommend that you remove your Dentures while you sleep to give your gums a needed break. If you would rather not, then removing your dentures when you are in private, even for a short while, allows your mouth to rest.

Sore areas

While we will design your Dentures to be as comfortable as possible, it is not uncommon to develop pressure points and sore spots under and around your Dentures while your mouth and gums adjust. By making small alterations to the denture surface, we can bring added comfort to your Dentures, ensuring that you are entirely happy with their fit.

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"My gums are very flat but I can eat anything with these dentures that Lee has made me. I keep nagging my wife to get herself some from Lee. Still more pork crackling for me lol."
Mr Dawson from Fareham
"I have never been able to wear dentures until I came to see you and you made me a Swiss set. You have achieved a miracle."
Reverend Halahan
"I am absolutely delighted with my new dentures. I can smile with complete confidence again... thanks to you."
Mrs A from Petersfield
"I can't believe it! I've had these dentures for a year with no soreness whatsoever. It's wonderful."
Mrs Williams from Waterlooville
"The treatment was worth every penny... and I'm a Scot!."
Mrs McB from Portsmouth
"Finally, I have new dentures that fit me like a glove. They are just so comfortable and eating has become a pleasure once more."
Ms P from Dorset
"I went to Lee Butler based on a recommendation from a friend in Winchester... I am glad I did - my new dentures are lifelike and comfortable."
Mrs M from Worthing
"Perfect. I've been a denture wearer for 20 years and these [new ones] are by far the best I've had."
Mr C from Guildford
"Hello lee, just to let you know how pleased I am you have helped me smile again, many thanks,you can go to the top of the class and give the pencils out, i may even get a louis jordan played for you on angel radio next sunday..march 26th around 9 oo pm so listen in cheers and thanks again"
Mrs P
"Dear Lee & Ed, Firstly thank you so very much for my new dentures which will completely transform my life goin forward. Having completely given up on dentist after many a bad experience it came to the point where I needed to find a solution as my teeth became loose and we're falling out, this coupled with being very very nervous led me on my search.I discovered Lee and his company on the Internet and thought their is the face of a man I can trust! Ask my wife I'm not right about much but this decision was probably the best and most spot on decision I have ever made.Firstly Lee is a gentleman and very caring person and secondly he is probably the best denture maker in Hampshire if not the country.His partner in crime Ed once again I found to be the best dentist I have ever received u treatment from and I have seen a few, Ed is a TOP MAN and wonderfully caring and competent Dentist. My absolute fear of Dentists has gone as I have fantastic new dentures and a winning smile the perfect Solution from a fantastic Team! Thanks a million to all the team especially Lee & Ed."
Mike Bunday