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Taking out a denture while eating

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Posted by: Adae66  (8 years ago)
Hello,

I am a new denture wearer and having a difficulty eating with them. The dentist told me to remove them only when it’s time to clean them. Would it be a problem if I take one everytime I eat? Thanks.
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Hello,

I am a new denture wearer and having a difficulty eating with them. The dentist told me to remove them only when it’s time to clean them. Would it be a problem if I take one everytime I eat? Thanks.


You can do that, but kind of defeats the purpose for dentures, doesn't it? If you are having trouble with eating, something is probably wrong with the denture. However, there is a learning curve for learning to eat with dentures. I often encourage patients to use denture adhesives during the learning period.
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Adae66  (8 years ago)
How long usually is the learning period? I only have the dentures for less than a week. Thank you for your help!
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How long usually is the learning period? I only have the dentures for less than a week. Thank you for your help!

First you learn how to just tolerate the damn things in your mouth. Then you learn how to talk with them. The average patient takes about 2 months to learn to eat with them. The lowers are always the big problem. That's why these days we either always try to save the lower canines, or put implants to hold the dentures in the canine position.
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Adae66  (8 years ago)
Oh, that's quite too long;-) Thank you for your quick help!
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