It takes 2-3 weeks to adapt to the new
Age is an important factor, older patients
need more time to adapt.
Sore spots, Difficulty eating, Difficulty in
speaking, Cheek/lip biting, Frustration,
will also take place during this time.
When first using new dentures, only eat
soft foods. Once you begin to learn how
to use them you can gradually increase
the resistance of the food you eat.
Biting with your front teeth will always
cause the dentures to tip. Try to use your
back teeth and bite food off using the
corners of your mouth.
Place one piece of food on either side of
your mouth before chewing. Chewing
food on both sides of your mouth at the
same time may reduce tipping.
Cut the food by your hands and place it
bilaterally in your mouth.
Avoid sticky foods because it will
displace the denture.
Remove the dentures at night to allow
the underlying tissue to rest.
Massage the underlying tissue at night by
the index finger , to keep your gum
healthy which is important for the
success of the C.D.
Remove the C.D after every meal and rinse
Use a toothbrush to clean the food off the
Take care not to drop and break your
Don’t use toothpaste to clean your
After removing the denture at night and
cleaning it soak it in a clean water until the