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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 start to adapt.

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Do I Really Need to Clean My Dentures Daily?

Your new dentures must be cared for and checked regularly, along with any remaining natural teeth. You’ll need to see a dentist at least every six months to review your dental implants and overall oral health.

To help you get used to your new dentures, take a look at our expert advice for patients below.


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, correctly fitted dentures should make you appear younger.

Where your new dentures replace any front teeth, you may feel the new denture is too far forward or as though your lips are too thick. Don’t worry – your dentures have been positioned where your natural teeth once were, and the feeling will soon disappear.

“I’ve experienced many limitations in life due to the loss of my teeth but now everything has changed” Diane,
Same Day Teeth Patient


Many people find their speech is affected while their tongue and lips get used to the new shape of dentures. To speed up speech adjustment, try reading aloud or counting from 65 to 70.

It’s also common to salivate more, which can affect speech. Sipping water often helps thin down saliva, and you’ll also improve speech by simply swallowing more often.

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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. Take smaller bites while you get used to your new jaw and tooth position. Try to chew on both sides of your mouth at the same time, using up and down motions instead of side to side.

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Everyday Wear

While it is up to you when you wear your dentures and how long you wear them for, we recommend you remove them while you sleep to give your gums a break. If you’d prefer not to, then removing your dentures in private – even for a short while – allows your mouth to rest.

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Sore Areas

While we design your dentures to be as comfortable as possible, it is not uncommon to develop pressure points and sore spots while your mouth and gums adjust. By making small alterations to the denture surface, we can bring added comfort to your dentures and you’re entirely happy with the fit.

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See the results for yourself...

“I’ve experienced many limitations in life due to the loss of my teeth but now everything has changed” Diane, Changing Faces Patient
“I love my teeth, I cannot stop smiling and my confidence has now been restored in full.” Louise, Same Day Teeth Patient

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Made me feel at ease from the start. The experience is always good and painless, yep even after a filling. Wish this had always been how I viewed dentists then maybe I wouldn't have been so scared for years.
A highly professional team who treated me with care and sensitivity. Lee and Eduard talked me through my options so I could make an informed choice. Treatment was pain free. I have my smile back.
Most welcoming and friendly dentist I have ever known. My fiance put off dental work for years being scared of going to the dentist and we cant say anything bad about Lee and his team. Everyone here is very friendly
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Do your Complete Dentures tilt, wobble or rub?

Direct Denture Care offer a range of additional services for Complete Denture wearers including:

Denture Relining

Minor modifications or denture relining, make all the difference to comfort and fit.

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Denture Stabilisation

Fix dentures in place and put an end to loose denture worries for good.

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Denture Copies

Love your dentures already? Let Direct Dental Care create a duplicate set for spare.

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Denture Repairs

Fix fractures, cracks and chips fast with our comprehensive denture repair service.

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To find out more about Direct Denture Care services, call us to book an appointment or get in touch through our enquiry form.

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