What To Expect When You First Get Dentures

What To Expect When You First Get Dentures

Getting dentures for the first time can be an exciting, yet nerve wracking experience. Understandably, patients have many questions about the appearance, the feel, and the day to day use and care of dentures. During your thorough consultation and series of appointments with your denturist, you will gain a better understanding of everything you need to know as a first time denture wearer. This article will help you gain an understanding of what to expect and how to adjust to your new dentures. 

What You Should Know

  1. When you first get new dentures you may find that you struggle with sore spots while your gums adjust to them. Some patients find that a little rinse with salt water will help ease the discomfort.
  2. Any changes you may notice at the start, such as an increase or decrease in saliva production, or gum soreness, are sure to dissipate in time. Keep wearing your dentures and you will find that these discomforts are only temporary.
  3. Often as you adjust to new dentures you may find that certain words are difficult to say or you hear a slight noise when shaping your mouth in a certain way. Stay the course and practice speaking at home. In time you will find that it becomes easier. Should the issues persist, contact your denturist as they may need to adjust the fit.
  4. Of course, the biggest concern for many is what eating with dentures will be like. With new dentures, it is recommended to eat soft foods at first, and slowly introduce foods that need more chewing gradually over time.
  5. Proper oral hygiene is so important for new denture wearers. Keeping your gums and mouth tissues healthy will also help them to adjust more quickly.
  6. Don’t miss follow ups appointments at your denture clinic after getting a new set of dentures. Your technician will check their fit, your oral health, and ensure that your adjustment period with your new dentures is progressing as it should.
  7. Don’t forget to remove your new partial or complete set of dentures at bedtime. This gives your gums time to rest and is an important part of your oral hygiene routine.

Affordable and Comfortable Dentures in Calgary

With the right tips and tricks, and the right team of denturists, getting dentures for the first time will be a great experience. Stay the course and soon you will find that you are eating, smiling, and speaking just as you did before.

The professional and experienced team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic Calgary is your best choice for affordable and natural looking dentures. With two locations, North Calgary on Coral Springs and South Calgary on Macleod, we have accessible and affordable denture solutions for everyone. Fill out their website form, or call 403-475-0016 to book a consultation.


Q: What are some good foods for new denture wearers?
A: If you get dentures in Calgary, the team at Future Smiles recommends the following foods:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Blueberry and banana smoothie
  • Pudding
  • Applesauce
  • Soups
  • Yogurt
  • Soft cheese

Q: What can I do to reduce gum soreness?
A: With new dentures, there are some tried and true methods to help avoid and reduce sore spots in your mouth while adjusting:

  1. Clean your dentures well. Proper oral hygiene is so important for denture wearers.
  2. Stick to soft foods. In time you will be able to eat more of your favorite foods, but at the beginning soft foods will help you adjust more comfortably.
  3. Sleep without your dentures in. Night time is an important rest period for the tissues of the mouth and is an important step in your hygiene routine.

Your Calgary Denturist will ensure that your gums are fitting properly at your follow up appointments.

Q: How long will it take to adjust to my new dentures?
A: This can vary depending on the individual. Some clients find after 30-40 days that they are incorporating a variety of foods and speaking with ease. Some clients find that it takes longer, maybe 2-3 months of practice to feel comfortable with their new dentures. Following the guidelines to an easy adjustment period which will be given to you at your Calgary Denture Clinic, will ensure a smoother transition period.

Share This Post:

Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

Related Posts

Book Now! Same Day Service, Free Consultations, Financing and Direct Billing Available. Two Locations to Serve You Better

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us