The first day
Dentures may feel too large, your lips may feel like they're being pushed forward, and you may experience a slight gag reaction. But don't worry. These sensations are normal and quite temporary.
When it's time to eat, start off with soft foods like fish, eggs, chopped meat, and cooked vegetables. Take small bites, chew slowly and avoid biting with your front teeth.
Days 2 to 14
At this point, you may be noticing increased levels of saliva and some sore spots. Try to swallow more frequently. If soreness persists for more than a few days, contact your dentist. Remember, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends that you take your dentures out for at least eight hours a day to give your gums a chance to rest.
Days 15 to 90
You should notice that wearing your dentures longer makes the transition easier. You should also notice decreased saliva levels and more ease with eating and speaking. Gradually try harder-to-eat vegetables, meats and fruits, as you feel more comfortable.
To help you do that, consider using a few pea-size amounts of a denture adhesive cream like Super Poligrip® as directed. Not only will it improve the force of your bite, it is clinically proven to help seal out food particles like strawberry or kiwi seeds. Plus Super Poligrip® Free is flavor-free so it won't affect the taste of your favorite foods.