Lost your teeth, went through an extraction due to injury or disease? A denture is a solution! Yes, you can restore your smile with the help of a denture. However, it can be a little stressful if you don't know what to expect from a denture. 


 Why getting a new denture is good for your teeth? 

  • Dentures allow you to eat and speak naturally without any issues. They are designed to make you feel comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and functional.
  • In case of a missing tooth, dentures can be a cost-effective option
  • Dentures help restore your smile, confidence and oral functionality.  Improves facial appearance by supporting facial muscles and structures of your lips and cheeks. 
  • They can be personalized as per your needs to match your natural teeth' size, shape, and color.
  • Easy and short procedure where you can get them the same day immediately after the tooth extraction process. So, you never have to be without teeth!
  • Modifiable dentures can help accommodate the additional tooth loss  in future.

Don't worry; we're right here to help. Let's look around the points you should know to help reduce your anxiety and make the right decision when getting dentures for the first time.


Here are the expected steps to take place during your denture fitting process:

Tooth Removal – Don't be afraid; your dentist will offer advice for aftercare to make you feel relaxed and fully informed during tooth removal.

Mouth Impression – Every mouth is different, the way we have fingerprints. To fashion a customized denture for you, the impression of your mouth will be recorded.

Bite Casts – To learn about your biting action, wax blocks are used. You may also be asked to pick out the shape and color of your new denture.

Wax Models – Your artificial teeth are set in wax to better understand how your final denture will appear and work.

Denture Fitting – You are all set with your final denture. It is fitted, and you will be given instructions on how to care for it.

Immediate Dentures – You can ask your dentist about getting an immediate denture once your teeth have been removed.


Just not that but the after process also revolves around a few challenges. You may feel like giving up on your first day with new dentures. While a few months before you get fully accustomed to your new dentures can be challenging with sore spots due to adjustment issues. Your dentist can fix this. Once your dentures are adjusted, you won’t have any more soreness or pain in your mouth.


How long does it take to get Dentures?

The dentist will schedule four to five appointments with you between three and six weeks before your new denture set is ready. However, it may differ from person to person.


How do you put on dentures for the first time?

When you start wearing dentures, they may seem loose. As you become accustomed to keeping your dentures in place by using your cheeks and tongue, they may shift while chewing, allowing food or liquids to get inside. It will take a few weeks for your oral tissues to adjust to wearing dentures. Contact your dentist if you still feel irritation or soreness in any area.


First day with dentures. How long will new Dentures hurt?

First day with your new dentures may not feel good and you may want to give up. It can be a few months before you get fully accustomed to your new dentures. You may notice sore spots on your gums due to the adjustment issues when you get new dentures. Your dentist may help fix it.  Once you get adjusted with your new dentures, you won’t have any more soreness or pain in your mouth.

Dentures are used to restore the natural appearance of your smile.But throughout the process, you know what's important. Right? The right dentists. With MyDentalPlan, consult India's best dentists and rest assured of your treatments. India's largest dental network strives hard to make oral health accessible and affordable for all with its treatment benefits plan and much more.




About the Author:

Suprithi Choudhary, M.Pharm (Pharmacology) Medical Content writer

Suprithi is a Pharma Professional working as a medical content writer and previously worked as a Research Scientist and Senior Research Analyst


  • C.M Academy
  • Attended the Panjab University- Chandigarh, Pharma post-graduate in Pharmacology

Special thanks to Dr Deepak Kulkarni, a dental surgeon with over 23 years of experience who proofread this blog. He graduated from the H.K.E's Dental College, Gulbarga, and has certifications in ACHS International Accreditation Education Plan; Advanced Rotary Endodontic - Restorative Continuum; and Leadership, Team Building and Customer Service Leadership from the Oscar Murphy International.




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