Dentures may feel awkward when they are first placed, and it may take some time for you to get used to wearing them. In addition to this breaking-in period, you will likely need to visit Dr. Jamie Choi for adjustments and to have your dentures lined.

As you get used to your new dentures, you may find it helpful to cut your food into small pieces or long strips to make eating easier. Exercising your cheek muscles, also known as your buccinator muscles, can help you during your adjustment period as well. You may even find that singing along with your favorite songs can assist you in learning to speak while wearing your dentures.

You should clean your dentures after every meal using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste of denture cleaner. Our dentist may have you wear your dentures for an extended period of time immediately after they are placed. But once that period is over, you should remove them for at least six hours every day to give your gums a chance to rest. When you are not wearing your dentures, you should soak them in a denture solution to help clean them and to ensure that they keep their shape. You should plan on regular visits with our office to address any damage or to make adjustments to accommodate changes to your gums.

Our team will be happy to tell you more about adjusting to and living with dentures in San Jose, California, when you call 408-973-8500.