What to expect when getting your first denture

Two women reading books together
Two women reading books together

For many, dentures are just a part of everyday life and if your dentist has advised you to consider dentures, you are not alone. Millions of people wear dentures, helping them eat, speak and smile with confidence every day.
Between visits to the dentist and the time taken to adjust if you are new to dentures, knowing what to expect throughout the process can help ease any potential worries from your mind. Here’s a guide to what you can expect during the process.

When you go for a consultation to discuss the look and feel of your new denture, it might be worth taking a loved one along for support. Taking some old photographs along with you can help you choose a set that match your natural teeth, helping you feel like you again.
If you decide to get fitted with an immediate denture after your teeth have been removed, your dentist will be able to give advice on this.


Adapting to dentures

Once your denture is fitted, it may feel strange at first, but this is normal. Everyday tasks such as eating and speaking, may take a little practice but take it slow and you’ll be back to yourself in no time. Your dentist can advise you on products – such as denture adhesives and cleansers – that will have you feeling a lot more confident while wearing your denture.