Learning to chew satisfactorily with new dentures takes 6-8 WEEKS. The tongue, cheek, and lip muscles must be TRAINED to keep the dentures in place during chewing and speaking.

The successful use of your dentures depends on you and the effort you put forth to master them. To learn to eat with your new teeth will take PRACTICE, PATIENCE and DETERMINATION. Start with SOFT foods, CUTTING everything into small pieces rather than trying to bite with your front teeth as this will dislodge the denture.

THICKNESS in your speech and perhaps a LISP are also common symptoms which will usually correct itself in a short period of time. SORE spots may also develop and these can be easily relieved by your denturist.