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Getting Used to Your Dentures Carrollton, GA

It is never ideal to lose a full arch of teeth. However, modern restorative dentistry offers natural-looking dentures to help you regain the smile you once had. When you first get dentures, however, you should expect a temporary adjustment period as you get used to your new teeth.

What to Expect at First

When getting dentures with Dr. Tejal Kakade, you can expect your new teeth to look beautiful and natural. However, it is perfectly normal to feel awkward in your dentures at the beginning. In fact, you may even feel as though your dentures are slightly loose while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue get accustomed to keeping them in place.

It is also typical to experience some mild irritation or soreness during this adjustment period. Keep in mind that while your oral tissues may seem sensitive, the mouth is considered a part of the body that heals quickly. As your mouth works to feel comfortable around prosthetic teeth, you may also notice that drier mouth. However, both your oral tissues and saliva flow should return to normal.

Tips for Eating and Speaking with New Dentures

One of the biggest hurdles that patients face after getting dentures is with eating and speaking. After all, these are dental functions that you’ve only known with your natural set of teeth. Eating may take some practice. Be sure to start with small bites, slow chewing and softer foods to help ease the transition. In addition, try your best to chew on both sides of your mouth to keep your denture balanced.

When it comes to speaking, you may find it difficult to pronounce certain words or syllables. Don’t worry; this is another temporary adjustment. The more you practice (reading aloud or repeating certain words), the faster you will get used to the pace and motion of speaking with your new dentures. If you feel a “click” in your dentures when you talk, try to slow down.

Still Not Comfortable? Schedule a Dental Visit

If you are concerned that your dentures are not feeling or functioning the way you had hoped, please don’t hesitate to reach out. It is not uncommon to need slight adjustments to your new teeth after they are initially placed. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we are dedicated to making sure your dentures offer the confidence and beauty you deserve.

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

Phone: 770-836-5313

FAX: 770-836-5363


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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 79 reviews

Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

Robin H.

I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

Larry S.

Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

Jordan D.

Calm and peaceful office.

Prentice M.

Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm