Which of the following would you like to be able to eat:
☐ Corn on the cob
☐ Beef jerky
☐ Steamed carrots
☐ Chewy caramels
You may not like all the foods on this list, but we are guessing that you would prefer to continue eating the ones that you do like for years to come.
Then again, if you have traditional dentures, then you may just want to be able to eat all the foods that you enjoy again.
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Eating Should Be Enjoyable
Think back to when you had a mouth full of healthy teeth. You probably didn’t give much thought to whether you could eat something. Instead, you probably were more concerned with deciding what you wanted to eat.
Eating can be one of life’s pleasures. There’s nothing like sitting down to a home-cooked meal with your family. At the same time, dining out with your spouse or your friends can be great, too.
Any meal is better when you can enjoy the food as well as the company.
Too often, people take for granted that they will be able to eat whatever they want, whenever they want. Then they lose teeth, get dentures, and learn that eating isn’t quite as easy as it used to be.
When you have traditional braces, you can learn to bite with about 50 pounds of pressure, according to multiple studies. An average human bite is around 200 to 250 pounds of pressure. That means someone with traditional braces has lost at least 75 percent of his or her biting force.
Do you think that affects what you can eat?
With traditional dentures, going to a potluck or trying that new restaurant becomes a little more complicated. Rather than looking for something you want, you start looking for things that you can eat.
Softer foods, like mashed potatoes or soup, may be the better option (or the only option sometimes), but you probably don’t want to eat mushy meals all the time.
Even eating something like a steak becomes more complicated with dentures. You have to cut smaller pieces and be more deliberate about how you chew it. With your limited bite force, it may take more effort than you are used to.
Don’t Forget About Nutrition
This is another aspect of eating that may be lost when you have dentures.
In your effort to find things that you can eat, you may not be eating foods with the nutrition that you need.
This isn’t a new concern. In studies going back at least 30 years, researchers determined that many people with traditional dentures were not getting the nutrition they need for long-term health.
A Solution To Your Eating Problems
You may be missing teeth, but you can eat what you want to eat. You can eat the foods that are both delicious and nutritious.
That is if you get dental implants along with your dentures.
As you can tell from our name — New Albany Implants — this a huge part of what we do. When patients get dental implants to secure their dentures, bridges, and crowns, they are able to continue eating the foods that they want to eat.
We’ve heard from so many patients who have told us how getting implants make a big difference in their quality of life.
Dentures, by themselves, only replace the natural crowns of your missing teeth. They are not anchored to your jawbone. This makes them unstable and that makes it difficult to generate the power needed to eat many foods.
Dental implants replace the roots of your lost teeth. The implants are placed in your jaw. When your dentures are attached to your implants, you have a connection from your teeth replacements to your jaw.
With dental implants, you can generate more power. Many patients regain 90 percent or more of their biting force as a direct result of getting implants as a part of their teeth replacements.
Are You Eating What YOU Want?
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