Getting Used to Wearing Dentures

After 5 or 6 hours of wearing my dentures, prior to the snap ons, I can hardly wait to get them out. How do I get past this horrible feeling? Also, I feel like a have a huge wad of bubble gum in my mouth that I want to spit out.


Is this normal? Will I get "used to" it? I prefer, when home, to take my teeth out and eat soft foods, most frustrating. Any advice?

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August 17, 20180 found this helpful

It takes about a month to get used to dentures. If I were really uncomfortable, I would contact the dentist sooner.

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August 17, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you..... It's been more than a month... and the
dentist says "it takes time".... the mouth full with that wad of bubble gum feeling is what is driving me crazy.

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August 17, 20181 found this helpful

Dentures can cause sore spots on the gums and may need some altering by the dentist. However, the uncomfortable feeling of wearing them is foreign in the mouth; certainly a far cry of the natural teeth. Wear dentures in short spurts; 15-30 mins.


at a time when possible and remove for a little while and then put back in until you break them in. Just like new shoes, a breaking in time is required. It is normal to have that full wad experience which is just a part of getting used to them. Eventually, you will not have any of that feeling.

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August 18, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for your advice and encouragement. It is most
helpful....I did well in the beginning wearing the dentures,
then had emergency surgery.... then gag reflex with keeping them
in... now the problems...So... I'll break them in, in short spurts
like new shoes~ THANKS...

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August 18, 20180 found this helpful

It is good that you are keeping in touch with the dentist as he is the expert on the healing/fitting/etc. He is correct, it does take time.


You may want to talk to one of the support staff in the his office ask him or her for tips and tricks...I find that like in the case of a dentist my favorite hygienist has amazing hints and tips that the dentist may not think of to share. She is really good has given me tips to keep some ongoing mouth pain I have had over the years at bay...for very long stretches of time with some simple to dos!

Wishing you all the best!! New normals take time to adjust to! But change is the only thing that keeps us moving forward so roll forward with it and it gets easier every day!! Will send up a bunch of prayers for you!

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August 20, 20181 found this helpful

i assume they are very well fitted? Also like all else say there's a month or so adjustment period

the other thing to think about is you may be the sort who will NEVER be used to or feel comfortable with dentures. I know I could never for the life of me do contact lenses, as much as I woulda preferred it.


the other thing is that you can actually apply clove essential oil to your gums; that will numb them a bit to the pain. Consult with dentist of course but clove oil on gums is considered safe

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August 21, 20181 found this helpful

tHANKS to everyone who sent in answers and suggestions.
I am trying them all.....

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