How the best dentures in San Jose can change the way you eat

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing Best Denture

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Dentures can be used to replace an entire set of upper or lower teeth, or a section of missing teeth. Dentures can also be placed permanently with the use of dental implants and bridges.

New denture wearers can get excited about the prospect of eating the foods they love, but they need to realize that the road back to eating corn on the cob and fresh gala apples is a longer one than they think. While dentures will allow you to eat normally, there is a period of ‘adjustment’ before steak and pork chops are back on the menu.

Before you dive into eating hard, crunchy, and tough foods, you should consider the following information.

Your dentures will trick your mouth into thinking that food just doesn’t taste the same. The new dentures are overpowering the taste buds on your tongue and twisting the signals the brain is receiving. Don’t despair; this will diminish over time.

Because dentures are not real teeth, they lack a root nerve system, which means that they cannot help you distinguish between hot and cold foods. Keep this in mind when eating because you don’t want to burn your mouth and tongue on hot foods and beverages.

Before you jump headlong into eating your favorite foods, consider eating smaller portions of soft foods first. Foods like mashed potatoes, applesauce, eggs, yogurt, and chicken are softer in texture and therefore easier to chew. Eating soft foods first will allow you to get a better feel for your new dentures, adjust your bite accordingly, and even add a bit of denture adhesive if necessary to hold the dentures to your gums better before endeavoring to devour a flank steak.

Dentures are designed to allow their wearers to eat as normally as possible, but because they aren’t real teeth, they will change the way you eat. For more information on how even the best dentures in San Jose and Fremont can change the way you eat, contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala or her staff at StarBrite Dental to schedule a consultation.


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