Learning to eat with dentures
Skippylou

Winder, GA

#696 Sep 5, 2012
Greg wrote:
Getting adjusted to new dentures can be challenging but after some time you get used to it. But remember to take proper care of your dentures because they are more fragile than you think. I didnít know for a while that hot water should not be used to clean dentures because it can cause the dentures shape to warp. This website has some useful denture care tips http://www.randrdental.com/dentures.php
Thanks for the website Greg. I didn't know many of these things. My dentist didn't give me any written information about what to do after getting my dentures. I am grateful I found this forum.
Skippylou
Sid

Auckland, New Zealand

#697 Sep 8, 2012
I had all my teeth removed two days ago and trying to eat . Been great hearing from u all as it makes what I'm going through normal
elsie

London, UK

#698 Sep 9, 2012
I had my last 3 remaining teeth out 3 weeks ago. Gum is still quite sore and i'm still getting used to wearing the immediate denture but my main concern is that ive still got an awful ache in my jaw. It's affecting my ear as well. Has anyone else experienced this problem? It really is getting me down now
MJG

Holyoke, MA

#699 Sep 9, 2012
Sid in New Zealand said "I had all my teeth removed two days ago and trying to eat . Been great hearing from u all as it makes what I'm going through normal" I am on week 5 and just had a reline of the bottom. Really can't chew whole foods but cut up in squares and ten chew. I have not gotten used to he full chew pattern but as they sy in AA "One day at a time" Good Luck.... Elsiecould be a jaw muscle pulled when the final pulling but check with dentist.
Pandora

Cardington, OH

#700 Sep 15, 2012
Wow I am now going on for weeks And I still cannot eat nothing real solid My dentist tells me I cannot use any a he said for at least 6 months so now what do I do? It hurts to eat anything my teeth flip out when I try to talk and say certain words I'm so frustrated and everything I read keeps telling me to be patient be patient I have now come to the conclusion that I need my dentures relined But it is now the weekend and still trying to eat solid foods So this morning I decided that I would put galls between my bottom dentures and my gums all my God how that help to put cushion between my gums and my dentures no more sharp edges it really help so I decided to try a potato chip in all my goodness I was able to eat potato chips for the first time in 4 weeks so the next step is to call the dentist and get these things realigned once again .
MJG

Holyoke, MA

#701 Sep 15, 2012
Pandora,
I just had the botton relined and even though when taking a side bite of a sandwich they come loose, I can chew chicken, and today did small pieces of steak and even lettuce in a caeser salad. Big difference. Good luck and thanks for this site to keep some of us sane.
Pandora

Cardington, OH

#702 Sep 16, 2012
MJG wrote:
Pandora,
I just had the botton relined and even though when taking a side bite of a sandwich they come loose, I can chew chicken, and today did small pieces of steak and even lettuce in a caeser salad. Big difference. Good luck and thanks for this site to keep some of us sane.
00 thank you for all the vote of confidence I really appreciate this website as well as you
ash

Ajman, UAE

#704 Sep 25, 2012
I got my new complete denture 2 days ago.im not able to grind even rice ,bread the most soft thing.im using a old dentures since 4years im not happy with my new set of dentures.could u tell me what the reason for it
MJG

Holyoke, MA

#705 Sep 25, 2012
ash wrote:
I got my new complete denture 2 days ago.im not able to grind even rice ,bread the most soft thing.im using a old dentures since 4years im not happy with my new set of dentures.could u tell me what the reason for it
Ash. patience. Heck, I used mush, veggies and pasta for two weeks and after 4 weeks had the bottom relined. You will get there. Good Luck,.,.,
Skippylou

Winder, GA

#706 Sep 25, 2012
Even now I can eat toast rather than bread. I like the crust of the bread but when it is chewy, like Italian, it is harder to chew than when I toast it. I can't figure out why but it works for me. Keep on experimenting with different foods and it will get easier. :)
Pandora

Cardington, OH

#707 Oct 1, 2012
Okay now it has been 6 weeks. with another adjustment and another new lining now they're telling me it will be February before I am able to eat like I used to this is all a training process just salon how to eat again so for you newbies that is at this thank of it as if it was your child or grandchild cutting teeth And learning how to eat.. so weak 1 we eat soup. so then on week 2 we try something else ravioli. hamburger helper. just break down the meat small enough for you to barely dude the chewing or just use the sinuses and no meat and that way you will feel like you have you eaten something.
alj

Chester, UK

#708 Oct 15, 2012
just had an upper partial denture and it feels strange very strange and i feel against it already but have to stick to it so hopefully i canget used to it as to eating i ate some noodles small steps.
Horse619

United States

#709 Nov 9, 2012
Hi everybody. I wanted to let the people who recently got dentures know that it will get better! Seems like it never will but it does. I have had a partial upper for about 5 months now. All the pain is gone and can eat anything now. Even able to chew gum. The question that Im hoping somebody can answer is about the reline. Is this for loose dentures? Mine fits great on the left but slightly loose on right. Is a reline helpful in this case or should I just use a paste or powder?
MJG

Chicopee, MA

#710 Nov 9, 2012
Reline is helpful to make the small adjustment. Let them know so they can reline the correct path. Good Luck.
ruth

Princeton, KY

#711 Nov 15, 2012
Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since my Eday , I had 21 teeth pulled and cut out stitches all over top and bottom, The first week was living hell, this week has been fair but Im able to eat normai food salads, fish, chicken but now my mouth is so sore from eating Do I keep on eating to toughen the gums up or do i ?
wanda miller

Spartanburg, SC

#712 Nov 19, 2012
I'm 47 years old and i need dentures i don't no why i been pining over my natural teeth because they are ugly my 2 top teeth has a big gap in between the teeth i have missing teeth on both sides up top and my bottoms have plaque on them plus some cavities i don't smile anymore i try to cover my teeth with my bottom lip i no my teeth is making me hold back from alot of things from socializing-jobs etc i need help but i'm not going to give up i no that there is a dentist out there who can give me back my confidence
MJG

Chicopee, MA

#713 Nov 20, 2012
wanda miller wrote:
I'm 47 years old and i need dentures i don't no why i been pining over my natural teeth because they are ugly my 2 top teeth has a big gap in between the teeth i have missing teeth on both sides up top and my bottoms have plaque on them plus some cavities i don't smile anymore i try to cover my teeth with my bottom lip i no my teeth is making me hold back from alot of things from socializing-jobs etc i need help but i'm not going to give up i no that there is a dentist out there who can give me back my confidence
Wanda, Try Aspen Dental. They did mine and all the teeth come out in one shot, replaced with teeth that you practice with for months and then get you new set. Financing is available and the seem great here in Massachusetts. Good Luck. Do not forget patience as the first few weeks just soft foods etc., until your gums heal and you get a reline in 4 weeks. Much better now. Still learning and its been 4 months.
Countrymom4

Albuquerque, NM

#714 Dec 1, 2012
Tired of soups and potatoes... I really wanted sloppy joes tonight which is what I made the family and even though I used a fork and took very small bites, I couldn't chew it. I just wanna eat solid food and feel normal. I love my new look. It's eating that is depressing. All these Christmas goodies and I can barely chew an egg. It will be two weeks Tuesday since I got my final extractions and my uppers and lower dentures. I bought some sea bond stuff today to help make the suction stronger and maybe my bite. Haven't tried it yet. My gums aren't healed. Is it safe? Does sea bond work? Advice please. Thanks.
just wondering

Livingston, TN

#715 Dec 19, 2012
i am in my sixth day with dentures just uppers , an last cpl days i been able to eat little better food, i had to smashed up my meat .. i sitll have stitches too ..went for my first adustment today feel much better... my question is when do start talkin normal again or do you .
MJG

Chicopee, MA

#716 Dec 20, 2012
just wondering wrote:
i am in my sixth day with dentures just uppers , an last cpl days i been able to eat little better food, i had to smashed up my meat .. i sitll have stitches too ..went for my first adustment today feel much better... my question is when do start talkin normal again or do you .
I find that with lowers out I talk differently but with uppers in almost the same. Just a week or so more and your gums will shrink and the stitches dissolve.
Enjoy the mashed meat and all it os worth the smile..

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