I feel your pain. I just finished my fifth full day of having my new teeth. Full upper and lower. The first day was so hard to swallow I thought it would be easier to spit. That wasn't easy either! Day two I spent practicing how to talk and try not to sound like I had caramel in my mouth. I do pretty good speaking, but constantly have saliva pooling under my upper causing it to unseat. I find myself placing my tongue under my top plate and applying suction to reseat the denture. Seems to help. I have noticed the saliva problem has gotten better each day. Although I've had to go back to my dentist for adjustments due to sore spots, I feel I can get this down with a little practice. I have to admit, I too have had some regret, or shame, or whatever you want to call it, but it is what it is and I can move forward without looking back. I can't get my old teeth back, so with the help of a great dentist, I'll move forward and conquer this. I'm eating fish and other soft foods for now, but summer is fast approaching and with that grill season. I look forward to biting into a nice juicy steak! Anyway, I think we are all going to go through some real tests of will while we get used to these strange things in our mouths, right? Get in to your dentist and see what he can do to adjust your plates to seat better to your ridge. If he doesn't offer to help on a DAILY basis as you shink and change, you have the wrong dentist! I have a guaranteed seat every afternoon for the next week, or month, or however long it takes to get it right. Good luck to you!!