How Dental Implants Improve Your Enjoyment of Food
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
If you decided to get dentures after losing one or more teeth, it’s not uncommon to be rethinking your decision. Although your dentist may have explained the consequences of switching to dentures, it’s hard to understand just how different it will be, until you actually get your dentures.
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No matter how well dentures are fitted, they aren’t going to feel like natural teeth. It’s almost inevitable that there will be some degree of discomfort or irritation, especially after a long day of wear.
That’s because dentures sit on your gums. Your gums just aren’t tough enough to stand up to the pressures of biting and chewing all day. And this gets worse if foods get stuck between the denture and your gums.
But dental implants are set in your bones. Your bones are able to stand up to the pressures without discomfort–you’ll be able to bite and chew comfortably.
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Better Variety of Foods
If you’ve had to limit your diet because of the switch to dentures, you’ll be delighted to learn that you can add back all the foods you’ve cut out. Dental implants allow you to eat the full variety of foods that you enjoyed before you lost your teeth.
This means that you’ll be able to go back to enjoying steaks, fresh fruits and vegetables, and all the crunchy snacks you had to give up.
More Enjoyment of Food
You’ll also likely rediscover the joy of eating. Instead of being a chore and taking forever, eating will be quicker again. And food will taste better, too.
Dentures have to be designed with maximum surface area, which means they cover your palate. Your palate is almost as important to your sense of taste as your tongue. You likely noticed that food tasted less vibrant with your dentures. With dental implants, you’ll notice that your sense of taste is restored.
Fewer Digestive Problems
Have you noticed that you are more likely to experience indigestion, gas, heartburn, and other digestive discomforts since you got dentures? That’s normal–it’s hard to chew foods as well when you have dentures. Poorly chewed food is hard for your stomach to handle, so you experience minor problems like these.
But with dental implants, you can chew food properly, which will lead to less frequent digestive complaints. That means you won’t just enjoy food when you eat it–you won’t regret it later.
It’s Time to Enjoy Food Again
Food is fuel for your body, but it doesn’t have to be just another chore. You can enjoy eating, which will lead you to eat the healthier variety of foods that supports lifelong health. Plus, being able to enjoy food will enrich your social time spent over meals, from holiday dinners with family to ladies’ nights out.