Dating With Dentures: Can You Kiss With False Teeth?

Last Updated on October 26, 2023 by Jade

Can you kiss with false teeth?

Of course, you can! In fact, kissing with dentures is very much the same as without. As long as your dentures are held securely in place with either a denture adhesive or happen to fit really well, kissing should be no problem.

a couple kissing and dating with dentures
Dating with dentures should be as fun and exciting as dating should be.

Dating is difficult enough without the added pressure that comes from doing it wearing dentures. Or at least that is the perception if you are already self-conscious about your false teeth.

Chances are, that special person you are meeting for a social engagement won’t even notice. However, should the subject become a topic of discussion, or if you are a little self-conscious, there is nothing to fear when it comes to dating with dentures.

Here we discuss some of the tips and things to consider when dating and kissing with dentures.

Can You Kiss With Dentures?

Of course, you can! In fact, kissing with dentures is very much the same as without. That is to say, if you have all your natural teeth then kissing is no different compared to doing it wearing false teeth.

As long as your dentures are held securely in place with either a denture adhesive or fit really well, kissing should be no problem.

Can You Tell If Someone Is Wearing Dentures?

This depends on several factors. If your dentures fit well and do not slip or appear to be giving you difficulty, they probably won’t be noticed as false teeth.

If you are wearing permanent dentures or dental implants, you can pretty much rest at ease. That’s because these two types of false teeth options are very hard to detect.

For more information on how dentures can change your appearance, click here.

Tips On Dating With Dentures

If you are relatively new to wearing dentures or haven’t been on a date wearing your dentures, going on that first date flashing a new set of false teeth may be something that is met with fear and trepidation. As if going on a first date wasn’t scary enough!

Many people are still afraid of what other people think about them when they wear their dentures. Many people think that they won’t get a second date if they wear their dentures. However, that needn’t be the case. Worrying about wearing your false teeth on your date need not be a concern.

You are a beautiful person inside and out, and your dentures shouldn’t affect your self-esteem or your social life. You shouldn’t let your dentures get in the way of your life!

If you are wearing dentures and are looking to get back into the dating scene, or if you are just looking for some tips on how to be more confident in your dentures, here are a few suggestions to help you work through your concerns about wearing false teeth on a date. They are meant to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for dating with dentures.

1. Talk A Lot

Well before your date, spend a good amount of time talking aloud – even to yourself in the mirror. The more practice you get in doing this, the easier it will be for you to do on your date.

2. Smile A Lot

Let’s face it, your dentures will be one of your best features if you show them off a lot. By smiling often during your date you will make a good first impression and they won’t be identified as false.

3. Watch What You Eat

One sure-fire tip-off that you have false teeth will come from the meal selection you make from the dinner menu. As long as your choice includes items you can eat safely and confidently, there should be no problem.

4. Keep Your Dentures Clean

The cleaner and fresher-smelling your dentures are before your date, the better and more confident you will feel about them. The dazzling smile you will end up with will surely be what will be remembered after the date is over.

For more information on cleaning your dentures, click here.

two people kissing with dentures

Tips on How To Kiss With Dentures

Eating, speaking, and even whistling are easy to do with dentures after you get used to wearing them. But if you haven’t done a lot of kissing or dating with dentures here are some tips to assist you with that.

1. Relax

Whether it’s your first date or the fiftieth date, the best thing to do is to relax about the kiss. When you are comfortable enough with the person you may wish to tell them you have false teeth.

This is viewed as a courtesy but is not necessary if you are unsure about the other person’s feelings. They should not be bothered by your dentures but you may wish to hold off on telling them… at least, at first.

2. Be Clean

Proper denture hygiene should always be followed even if there are no dates on the horizon. By keeping your false teeth, mouth, and gums clean and fresh at all times you reduce the risk of bacteria forming.

The best cleaning routine to follow is to brush them twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaning solution. Soaking them overnight will keep your dentures from drying out and changing shape.

3. Hold Them Securely

When you first insert your dentures in the morning, be sure to use denture adhesive to keep them secure in your mouth. Use the correct amount of adhesive to prevent slipping when talking or eating.

4. The Kiss

Pucker your lips slightly and press them against your date’s lips. Do not apply a lot of suction to your teeth and try not to kiss too forcefully. Try to kiss gently and softly.

If your intention is French kissing, again, the best tip on kissing with false teeth is to proceed with gentle, soft kisses. Avoid banging your dentures against your date’s teeth to reduce the possibility of dislodging yours.

5. Enjoy The Moment

Who doesn’t like to kiss? For denture wearers and partners of denture wearers, kissing with dentures is rarely noticeably different than with someone who has all their natural teeth.

Passionate kissing may take some practice to not dislodge an upper or lower, but as they say, practice makes perfect. Who is going to say they don’t want to practice their kissing?

One Warning To Keep In Mind…

This tip is intended primarily for those who wear partial dentures… Although they are made so that the clips and clasps are not visible, over time they may become easier to see.

This could be the only time your partner or date will be tipped off that you have false teeth if you haven’t told them already. Otherwise, dating with dentures should be as fun and exciting as dating should be.

How Do You Tell Your Partner You Wear Dentures?

It’s a question that many people who wear dentures have to answer at some point. And it’s an important one. After all, how you answer it can have a big impact on the kind of relationship you have with your partner and the overall quality of your life.

So, how do you approach the subject? If you’re still in the early stages of the relationship, before you get intimate, it’s a good idea to let your partner know. You don’t have to go into a lot of detail, but you should let him or her know that you wear dentures. This way, there will be no surprises.

It’s hard to know the right time… you may not want to tell them too early in case they are turned off and you’re not sure how they will react. Then again, you don’t want to tell them too late as you may think that you weren’t being as open and honest with them as you should be.

If your partner is someone you’ve been dating for a while, you may feel like there’s no need to mention that you wear dentures because it’s obvious. But your partner may not see it that way. He or she may feel like a fool if he or she tries to give you a kiss and your dentures get in the way.

So, if you’re not sure whether your partner knows about your dentures, it’s a good idea to just come out and say it. There may never be a perfect time, and the sooner you get it out there, the more you can relax and be yourself. Showing your vulnerability could even bring you closer, and holding onto things like this could make you act in ways that you may not normally do, so being open and honest is a good starting point.

Dating With Dentures FAQs

Can you kiss with false teeth?

Yes, you can kiss with false teeth. However, if you are a new denture wearer, the act of kissing may feel awkward at first but will improve over time as you adapt to wearing your false teeth. It is also important to note that unless your false teeth are held securely in place, you risk having them slip or move. This may be an issue when kissing so ensure that your dentures fit properly and have no movement.

Will my partner be able to tell if I have false teeth?

Two key factors come into play here. First, the quality of the dentures, and second, how comfortable you are wearing them. If your false teeth are well-made and fit correctly, your partner will very likely have no clue that you are wearing them. The same thing applies to how confident you are when wearing false teeth. If you show pride in your smile and appearance, it may be difficult to detect that you are a denture wearer.

How do I bring up the topic of false teeth with a potential partner?

This can be a sensitive issue to discuss with a potential partner. However, it is best to broach the topic in a straightforward but considerate manner. Here are a few tips to help you do that:

Use honesty and openness: Just state the fact that you have false teeth and that you want to get that out in the open right away.
Pick the right time: You probably shouldn’t blurt it out the moment you both meet for the first time. However, once there is a level of comfort and trust between you, you will know when to bring up the topic.
Be light-hearted about it: Provided you are comfortable with your dentures, you can break the ice by making a joke about them as a way to ease into the subject.

Remember to be honest and open about wearing false teeth as your partner will appreciate your approach. If the fact that you have dentures is a problem, it is probably best to find this out early in a relationship rather than much later on.

Can dentures be a turn-off for potential partners?

Dentures may be a turn-off for some people. It depends on personal preferences. The important thing is to be with someone who loves and respects you as you are, regardless of your false teeth. Because you wear dentures to improve your quality of life (speaking, eating, smiling) they are as important a part of who you are as your personality and all other physical and non-physical traits.

Can dentures slip or fall out during a kiss?

If dentures are not held securely in place, there is a risk of them slipping or moving out of position while kissing. The best way to prevent this from happening is to ensure that you are wearing properly fitting false teeth. Dentures that fit well will also make other tasks easier such as speaking and eating.

Will my dentures affect my kissing technique?

There are times when dentures can affect kissing. Usually, this is the result of false teeth that don’t fit properly in the mouth. Plus, with dentures that slip and move, you may have the feeling of discomfort which can hamper your kissing technique. The best way to remedy this is to make an appointment with your dentist and see if your dentures require adjustments to improve the way they fit.

How can I be confident about kissing with dentures?

The way your dentures fit in your mouth will have a great deal to do with your confidence level when kissing. If the false teeth do not fit properly, you risk having them slip or move. This can become problematic when kissing. To avoid this situation from developing, schedule an appointment with your dentist to examine the fit of your dentures and either have them relined or adjusted to improve how they sit on your gum line. This will help hold them securely in place.

Can dentures affect the sensation of kissing?

Because dentures can change the natural feel of the lips and tongue, the sensation of kissing can feel different from what you are accustomed to feeling. For some denture wearers, this makes them self-conscious which impacts the level of enjoyment they get from kissing. In addition, dentures that do not fit properly can rub against gums and inside cheeks making the act of kissing uncomfortable. To prevent this type of discomfort, seek the assistance of your dentist to ensure that your false teeth fit properly and take whatever measures necessary to correct any issues with how they fit.

Are there any special tips for maintaining confidence while wearing dentures during intimate moments?

For some people, wearing dentures can make them feel self-conscious. However, maintaining confidence while wearing false teeth during intimate moments is not difficult if you follow these tips:

Practice: They say practice makes perfect and this is true with dentures. Practice speaking and eating before you enter into an intimate moment. By doing this, you can increase your confidence and feel comfortable with your dentures.
Proper Fit: Ensure that your dentures are the proper fit for your mouth. If they slip or move in any way, see your dentist for adjustments to remedy this problem.
– Use Adhesives: For an added layer of security, it may be beneficial to utilize one of the countless different kinds of denture adhesives in the marketplace. They will hold your false teeth securely in place which will remove one concern from your mind in an intimate moment.
– Relax: Feeling nervous when wearing dentures during intimate moments can be relieved if you stay calm and are present in the moment.
Communicate: If you talk to your partner and share your concerns, this may help remove any tension you are feeling.
It’s Normal: Dentures are a normal part of life for many people. They are nothing to be ashamed of and are worn without issues by countless individuals.

You can have a positive and intimate experience wearing false teeth if you follow these tips.


A lot of people are nervous about kissing with dentures. However, most of the time, a person will get used to the feel of their dentures after a few times and won’t be as nervous about kissing with dentures. If you have any other concerns about kissing with dentures, feel free to ask your dentist.

So if you have false teeth, don’t be put off getting affectionate. Dating and kissing with dentures or without is one of the simple pleasures of life, so get out there and enjoy it!

I’d love to know… if you’re dating with dentures, have told your partner? How did you go about it? Was it awkward? Did it make any difference? Please share your experience below to help others who may be in the same situation.

About Jade Roberts

After having a lot of dental issues when she was younger, and years of restorative dental work, Jade knows how difficult it is to find the right dental information. This forced her to do countless hours of research and connect with dental experts all over the world to find the right information. Learning has made her passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience so that others don't have to go through the same issues. "If I make any recommendations in the articles on the False Teeth Options website, it is because my team and I have researched and/or tested the products ourselves, and would be comfortable recommending them to our own family and friends. I'd love to hear of your experiences. So if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch."


  1. Paul on March 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Good advice

    • False Teeth Options on April 2, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      thanks Paul

  2. Mom on September 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    My boyfriend confided in me today that I bite his lip when we kiss (not french but pucker kisses). I had no idea I was biting his lip and don’t know how its happening so I don’t know how to stop it. Help!!

    • False Teeth Options on September 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Mom
      Thanks for your message. Sorry to hear that you are having problems kissing with false teeth.
      I’m not sure how long you have had your dentures. I know that some people take some time to get used to them, so this may be the case for you as well if it has not been too long. If this is the case, then both of you will have to be a bit patient. Remember, you have probably been kissing for many years with your natural teeth, and it’s likely that your dentures are a little different in shape, so adjusting takes time.
      If you have had them a while, are your dentures 100% secure? If they are moving around a little, then this can easily cause some issues when kissing with false teeth.
      Sorry I can’t help any more than that. However, I’m sure that, with some persistence, you will get to the bottom of it!

  3. Eric Brown on May 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    My dentist usually appears or try not to attend &/or respond when I bring up the topic of implants. When I continually talk and ask about this topic, he usually responds with some outrageous amount of how much they would cost as compared to the best dentures, e.g 2,500-$3,000 for dentures and $20,000-$25,000 for implants. I’m only asking about hybridge type denture-implants, where most of the false teeth would be held into place with two-four implants. These would be placed in strategic places to hold the rest of my dentures in place.

    • False Teeth Options on May 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Eric
      Thanks for your comments. Dental implants can be expensive, but maybe it’s time to get a second opinion. Some dentists have a preference for certain types of procedures or work, but a good dentist should discuss all options with you and provide you with all the information you need so you can make the best decision.
      Good luck with it all.

  4. Ann Murray on June 3, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I am so uncomfortable kissing my partner with dentures that he’s been wearing just little more than a year. I am grossed out to open my mouth and tongue kiss. It seems like there are a lot of germs in his mouth with the dentures. His mouth doesn’t smell fresh. I know he soaks them every night in some kind of solution but his breath still has an odor. I feel bad about not wanting to kiss him open mouth but it makes me so uncomfortable. I know he feels bad when I cringe every time he tries to kiss me. Is there ANY solution to this problem?

    • False Teeth Options on June 4, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Hi Ann
      Thanks for your message and for sharing your situation. I am sorry that this is happening. It is not pleasant kissing someone when they have bad breath, and it is a shame that you are not able to enjoy this intimacy with your partner.
      Some people are not aware that it is recommended to also brush their mouth, as well as their false teeth, when completing their oral hygiene routine. This means brushing their tongue, gums, and palate with a soft toothbrush. This cleans the entire mouth, and not just the dentures, which can help to freshen the breath. Please see this article for more information.
      There could also be other health-related issues that could be contributing to the odor. I am not a doctor or health professional, so it may also be wise to ask the opinion of your doctor.
      I hope that you get to the bottom of it so you can enjoy being close to your partner.
      Thanks again for sharing, and all the best.

  5. Debbie on October 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Hi. I am getting my teeth this week after getting the implants installed. I have decided i don’t want to french kiss at all. For the amount of pain i went thru… i don’t want to take any chances.

    • False Teeth Options on October 7, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Sorry to hear that the pain was bad for you, Debbie. But don’t write French Kissing off altogether just yet – you may want to give it some time and wait till things settle down and you are used to your new false teeth. Then you might be more confident to give kissing a go.
      Let us know how it goes!

  6. Gloria on December 27, 2019 at 10:38 am

    My teeth don t fit well which makes me so self-conscious, I have only kissed once in 5 years and the guy never asked to see me again. I want a special person in my life and feel it will never happen as long as I have dentures!

    • False Teeth Options on December 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Gloria
      So sorry to hear that. Being self-conscious about your teeth is not good. If your dentures fit properly, then it will give you a lot more confidence. Have you had a checkup with your dentist recently to see what can be done? I hope that you can get it sorted so that you can get your confidence back and enjoy kissing again.

  7. Nervous Nancy on June 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I am sooo scared that while French kissing he will be able to feel the hard pallet from my full top denture. A regular mouth there isn’t plastic feeling. Do you think he will be able to feel it? My dentures don’t stay in place very well. The Dr keeps trying to “fix” Then, and every time they come back from the lab, they are messed up even more. I’m soooo discouraged. I really like this guy, but I’m afraid he’ll be totally repulsed if he finds out. I know that if it gets serious then I will eventually have to tell him. Right now though, it’s literally like the very Beginning and I’m scared. I already feel really sad about them so young, and I don’t think rejection will be good for me. HELP!!! Please!

    • False Teeth Options on June 4, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Hi Nervous Nancy
      I’m sorry to hear that you are feeling like that. It must be a very difficult situation for you to be in. At this stage in a relationship, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your teeth. The fact that your dentures don’t stay in place very well definitely won’t give you the confidence you would like. Other than using some good denture adhesive, there may not be too much you can do in the short term, but I would definitely get another opinion about how your dentures should be fitting. If they have been adjusted a number of times, you may be able to get further adjustments made or you may need a new set… only a good dentist will be able to provide you with the guidance you need on this. If you do need a new set of dentures, then this will take some time though… so I’m not sure that this will be of great help to you (in the short term anyway).
      If it does get serious and you two look like staying together, you will have to tell him eventually though. I know some people find this hard, but I don’t think you can hide it forever. I wasn’t in that situation myself but if anyone else has some tips on how to break the news to a new partner, then please share as I am sure that there are plenty of people in the same boat. I hope that he is understanding and it does not cause any issues for you. Please keep in touch and let us know how you go.
      All the very best!

    • Liz on April 27, 2022 at 11:15 pm

      Same here, I hate mine, the hard plastic feels nothing like my mouth to *me* so how can it to anyone else either. I just don’t want to kiss anymore , and have stopped dating altogether. Very depressing and lonely – but it is what it is. I’m not ‘me’ anymore.

      • False Teeth Options on April 28, 2022 at 2:50 am

        Sorry to hear that, Liz. I’m not sure how long you have had your dentures. Hopefully, you will continue to get used to them and you will feel more comfortable and notice them less. Best of luck.

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