ADAPTING TO A DENTAL PROSTHESIS
DENTAL PROSTHESIS: In France, 10 million people wear a partial or full denture – that’s one in six French people – so it’s extremely likely that you know someone who wears a prosthesis and uses denture glue to hold it in place. But the real question is: have you noticed? The answer is most definitely no because new technologies in denture adhesive cream dentures manage to create a look so natural that the difference is imperceptible.
At Fixodent®, we fully understand all your hesitations about switching from your natural teeth to a denture – whether it’s practical considerations such as eating or talking or fears related to the appearance of your prosthesis. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. How to make your dentures fit better.
Adjusting to a denture can take some time and practice, but with the right preparation and proper guidance, the transition should be a smooth one. Our denture calendar below shows the key dates for your first 30 days as a denture wearer. It also provides you with tips and practical advice to help you adapt as peacefully as possible.
On the first day, your adaptation to the dental prosthesis will undoubtedly seem somewhat difficult; even people who have worn them for a long time sometimes find it hard to get used to a new prosthesis. To make things easier, start by eating soft foods that are kinder to your gums and teeth. Soups and broths, red fruits, cooked vegetables, and fish are excellent choices because they will be better tolerated. Avoid hard-to-chew meats and cut your food into small pieces to make it easier for your new dentures.
DAYS 2 TO 14
Your mouth should begin to adjust to the new denture. You will probably salivate a little more than usual, which is perfectly normal. If you feel sore spots in your mouth, just rinse it with warm saltwater. If the pain persists, see your dentist. The adjustment and adaptation period may be longer if you have just had your teeth extracted or if you wear a complete denture. How to make your dentures fit better
DAYS 15 TO 29
The production of saliva and any tender points should subside until they return to normal. If you still have to adapt to your prosthesis and the sensation of a foreign body in the mouth, you should now be less sensitive to it. This is the perfect time to start using Fixodent Pro denture adhesive cream while following the instructions for use included in the package. This cream will form a protective cushion, and improve the hold and feel of your dental prosthesis. Perseverance pays off because the longer you wear your dentures, the faster you will adapt to them.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS FOR ADAPTING TO A NEW DENTURE
During the first few weeks, your new dentures may also feel a bit awkward. The feeling of instability should go away when the muscles in your cheeks and tongue instinctively get used to holding it in place.
If some words seem hard to pronounce, try reading them aloud in private. Your mouth will quickly make the small adjustments needed to correct the problem.
Wearing dentures doesn’t mean you have to give up laughing, smiling or coughing. It will take time to get used to your new dentures completely, but try to act as naturally as possible. The more relaxed and natural you are, the less noticeable changes to your mouth will be.
Find the adhesive cream that suits you.
The first product tried will not necessarily be the one that best suits your needs. At Fixodent, we offer a range of adhesive creams for dental prostheses, including Fixodent Pro Plus Duo Action for maximum fixation, Fixodent Pro Plus Anti-Particles to prevent food infiltration and allow easy application, Fixodent Pro Complete Comfort Care for a menthol taste and a feeling of freshness, as well as Fixodent Pro Plus 0%, which does not contain any artificial colors or flavors.
A month later, with the help of Fixodent Pro adhesive cream, you should have regained comfort and confidence in your dentures. You can now start to vary the foods you eat a little sum.
Go at your own pace and don’t worry if the adaptation period is a bit longer. If, however, you do not notice any improvement, be sure to consult your dentist. In addition, do not forget to consult your dentist regularly, even when the feeling of discomfort disappears. It is recommended to change dentures every 5 to 10 years.