For chewing, the patient most often tends towards softer foods in the beginning, due to the sensitivity. He or she gradually learns to eat with the denture. Once healing is completed, a permanent reline is required. This laboratory procedure consists of remodelling the acrylic to the size of the mouth after healing. Once this step is complete, the dentures are more comfortable over the long term, because the mouth is not longer undergoing any drastic changes. Normal resorption will happen afterwards over the course of many years.