People with missing teeth don’t have to put up with a toothless condition, as they can opt for dentures to restore their oral functions. However, wearing dentures require some getting used to, as Steven B. Horne emphasizes in an article for MedicineNet.com.
“Eating with the dentures in place requires some practice. It is best to start with soft foods, chewing food equally on both sides of the mouth and slowly introducing more solid foods. Chewy or sticky foods should be avoided. Once the cheeks and tongue get used to the denture, they will begin to automatically help keep the denture in place.”
While practice generally makes perfect in eating with dentures, there are some cases when the wearer keeps having difficulty with chewing even after some time. Such a situation is likely the result of ill-fitting or loose dentures. Fortunately, wearers of improperly fitted dentures can head back to their respective dental practitioners and have their false teeth adjusted accordingly.
If the effort to adjust dentures doesn’t pan out and the wearer still finds it hard to chew, however, the wearer may consider getting new dentures made. This means that the wearer may have to get fitted again. Unfortunately, this process won’t guarantee that the new dentures will fit perfectly and completely solve the wearer’s issues with the previous dentures.
To avoid this, patients may want to consider getting state-of-the-art denture implants, from reputable dentists like Dr. Kent E. Davis. The procedure for denture implants is similar to that of dental implants, where titanium alloy fixtures are attached to the jaw bone. These implants then serve to support the dentures and keep them in place. This procedure results to a more stable attachment, compared to traditional dentures which rely on adhesives to be kept in place.
Implant-supported permanent dentures are ideally made from acrylic or porcelain. These dentures are made to look extremely similar to natural teeth so they can remain inconspicuous. Furthermore, these dentures are either created with bars or ball-like sockets so they can be securely attached to the implants.
Those with missing teeth often turn to dentures as the primary option in restoring their oral functions. Unfortunately, in some cases, this option yield unsatisfactory results and cause difficulty in chewing. In such cases, denture implants may be the better alternative.
(Source: Will dentures affect the way of a person looks, feels, eats, and speaks?, Medicinenet.com, February 19, 2014)