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New Dentures - Will it be difficult to eat?

Will it be difficult to eat?

Initially it may be difficult to eat, as your mouth is still getting used to the feel of the denture and your muscles take time to adjust. Over a short period of time, it should become easier once you are used to the dentures. Start with soft foods and make sure to chew evenly on each side. Avoid hard and sticky foods for example, lollies & toffees and chewing gum.

Honestly, there are so many types of dentures, some are easier to manage than others - Darius will be able to give you more information based on your individual mouth and denture needs.

Types of Dentures

Are there different types of dentures? How will I know which ones I need?

There are two types of dentures - removable partial dentures and full dentures. Darius will consult with you to determine which ones will work best for you

A removable partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. This means you may be able to keep some teeth.

A complete denture can be either "conventional" or "immediate". Immediate dentures are inserted right after your teeth have been extracted, so you won't be without teeth for any period of time.

"Conventional" dentures are made after your teeth have been removed and gums have healed. This can be anywhere from six to eight weeks after your teeth are taken out.

If you have any questions regarding a new or old denture, please feel free to phone us and speak to Darius or Tom, our Dental Prosthetists. We have two clinics, one in Buderim and one in Bribie Island.

Our phone number is 5476 8833, open Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm.