You have to get accustomed to wearing a foreign object in your mouth. Initially your new partial denture may feel bulky and inhibit tongue space. Your mouth will however become used to wearing it in a few weeks. Initially inserting and removing the denture will require some practice. Follow the instructions given by your Denturist. Your denture are designed to fit into the place with relative ease. There is a designated route of insertion. Never force the partial denture into position by biting it down. This could result in bending or breaking of the metal clasps. Eventually after some time it may be necessary to adjust the partial denture. With age, the shape of your mouth naturally changes, which can affect the fit of the denture. Your ridges will recede or shrink, resulting in a loose-fitting denture. This can cause a variety of problems, including damage of the remaining natural teeth or sore spots to the soft tissue. Partial dentures that do not fit properly could be adjusted by your Denturist promptly.

  • Eating - Your oral cavity needs to adapt to the different contour and size of your new denture.  For the first few weeks it is recommended to eat smaller, softer bites of food. Avoid chewing gum and any food that's sticky, hard or has sharp edges. As you grow accustomed to your denture, coordination and confidence increases and then you may add harder, crunchier foods. Never use toothpicks.  
  • Speech - Many denture wearers are sensitive about the potential change of pronunciation when a new partial denture is fitted. Your tongue is a muscle and will adapt very quickly to the new denture contours. Within a few weeks all speech sounds will be mastered and comfortable.  
  • Sore Spots & Adjustments - Adjustments are often required and part of the follow-up treatment for dentures. As your mouth gets used to the new denture, sore spots may develop. Your Denturist can relieve those areas with ease and do any other adjustments to make your transition as bearable as possible. Under normal circumstances, Denturists do not charge for adjustments during the first three months from the date of denture insertion.