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Getting dentures for the first time can be a big adjustment. Drs. Carver, Stakias, Mather, and Mather recommend dentures in Kingsport, Tennessee, to restore the beauty and functionality of his patients’ smiles. Keep in mind that dentures take some getting used to. In order to prepare you for this change, here are some commonly asked questions about dentures.

Will I look different with dentures?
Your dentures will be designed to look like your natural teeth, so there will only be a small change in your appearance. Your dentures can even improve the appearance of your smile and fill out your face.

Will dentures make eating difficult?
Eating with new dentures takes some practice and may be uncomfortable at first. The best way to get used to eating with new dentures is to start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew your food slowly using both sides of your mouth. As you become accustomed to your dentures, add other foods until you reach a normal diet. Be careful with foods that are sharp-edged, sticky, hard, or hot.

Will dentures change how I speak?
When you start wearing dentures, you may have a hard time pronouncing some words. If this is the case, practice saying the difficult words out loud. With practice, you will get used to speaking properly with your new dentures. If your dentures click while you talk, contact our dentists. Your dentures may sometimes slip when you laugh, cough, or smile. To reposition them, gently bite down and swallow.

If you have any other questions or concerns, our dentists will be happy to help you. We invite you to contact Kingsport Dentistry at 423-247-5175 to learn more and to schedule an appointment.