Dentures are removable appliances that help replace missing teeth. For people who have only one or few teeth missing, a removable partial denture is advised. This denture covers the area without teeth. People with no teeth are advised to have removable complete dentures. These dentures are false teeth that fit over the ridge of the gums and help restore the empty space. Once all the teeth are extracted the dentist will advise a complete denture for the patient. How do new dentures feel? Initially wearing dentures can be extremely uncomfortable and might feel a little loose or bulky. A denture is a foreign object and cannot replicate the same feeling as natural teeth. Some people might also experience slurred speech, gagging, excessive salivation, loss of taste and difficulty in chewing. This feeling will go with time and one will get used to wearing dentures. One should wear dentures at least 8 hours in a day to get the mouth used to the denture. If one faces difficulty in chewing one should start with soft foods first, then proceed to harder or sticky foods. Soon, the ridge of the gums adapts to the dentures and one starts feeling comfortable. It takes 2-4 weeks for patients to get used to the dentures. Once you are used to the dentures avoid wearing the dentures at night. Contact your dentist if you get any sores, if the denture is hurting or if you face any other issues with regards to the denture.