How long should you wear dentures each day? Generally you should wear your dentures for at least 8 hours a day. This will give your gums and jawbone time to get used to the dentures and prevent sore spots from developing. It is best to take them out at night so that your gums can rest. You should also remove them for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
What happens the first week of wearing dentures? It’s normal to develop sore spots during the first few days of wearing dentures. You may also have more saliva. Gum tissue contracts as it heals. For this reason, you may need to visit our office several times so your dentures fit comfortably.
How long does it take to feel normal with dentures? What is ‘normal’ – What can I expect? New denture wearers will begin to feel more ‘normal’ after about 30 days. During this time, you can expect to have some soreness and discomfort as your mouth heals and you become accustomed to having a foreign object in your mouth.
What to know before getting dentures?
- Denture Hygiene is Important.
- Dentures Should be Removed When Not in Use.
- Dentures Are Sometimes Uncomfortable.
- Dentures Need Practice.
- Dentures Need Repairs and Replacements.