Getting used to a denture or partial denture takes a few weeks for most people. What to expect:
Excessive saliva: In the beginning, your mouth will actually view the denture or partial denture as food. A lot of saliva will be produced, but this will diminish in time as your body adjusts.
Difficulty speaking: When speaking, your tongue undergoes various movements, touching your palate, lips and teeth. Thus, speaking will certainly feel different at first. Over time, your speech will return to normal.
Difficulty eating: At first, your denture or partial denture will feel large, making chewing a slight challenge. However, with time and practice, you will quickly adjust.
Sore spots: Over the first few days, a new denture or partial denture may rub an area of your gum, causing a spot that is sore. Thus, on the day you receive the denture or partial denture, you will schedule an appointment in around a week to follow-up and make any necessary adjustments.