What foods should you eat when wearing an immediate denture?

What foods should you eat when wearing immediate dentures?  Immediate dentures are placed immediately after a having all of your teeth removed.  For more information on immediate dentures, go to More Info!.

Learning to chew with new dentures takes practice.  Initially, limit your diet to soft, easy-to-chew foods.  Start off eating soft foods like fish, eggs, puddings, etc.  Some of our patients have reported that the following foods provide both nutrition and are easy to eat:

  •  Puddings and Custards
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes and other Cooked Vegetables
  • Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Ice Cream
  • Applesauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Frittata
  • Polenta
  • Shepard’s Pie
  • Quiche
  • Yams baked with honey, butter and cinnamon
  • Fruit smoothies made in a blender


After a while, try eating cooked meats, cut into small pieces.  Take small bites and avoid biting with your front teeth.  This will reduce the movement of the denture while eating.  Chew 1/2 of the food on the back left side and 1/2 on the back right side to even out the pressure on your dentures as you  chew.

Don’t worry if some foods don’t taste the same.  After adjusting to your new dentures, the flavor of foods may improve.  You may have difficulty sensing the temperature of your food.  Be careful when eating hot foods and don’t burn your mouth.

Here’s a new recipe to try:

Easy Baked Apples

1/2 tsp. butter

1-2 apples, skins removed, sliced thinly

sugar and cinnamon to taste

2-3 tbsp. panko bread crumbs

Place all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until apples are soft–about 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove, stir and enjoy!!




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