Often, many people have concerns over how they will manage everyday life with their dental implants, fretting over daily tasks like brushing teeth, speaking to others, and eating. However, with the advancements in dental implant technology, most implants look, feel, and behave like natural teeth. Food is often a common concern among many people with dental implants and alternatives. Hard-to-eat foods, which can be difficult to chew for someone who has dentures, can now come back onto the menu for those with implants.
Foods that become difficult to chew with traditional dentures include:
- Sticky and brittle candy
- Nut, seed, and legume butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
Many of the foods above have a hard, dense texture, an aspect that can be very wearing on dentures. Also, most dentures have the tendency to slide away from the gums during chewing, especially if the food lacks a soft, delicate texture. Certain foods can often create a hassle for cleaning dentures, with sticky edibles like candy and peanut butter being the two worst offenders. Considering their stability inside the mouth, dental implants are easier to clean, helping individuals eat the foods they enjoy.
Everyone wants to go about their daily lives without worrying that their favorite foods are going to get in the way. With the help of dental implants, individuals can once again consume the foods they have always enjoyed.
However, one should still limit sugar, alcohol, and coffee consumption as these items can contribute toward the staining and degradation of the teeth and gums. Implants still need the same care that regular teeth are accustomed to. The gums also need an immense amount of care, especially to protect against bacteria that may cause gingivitis.
To learn more about this innovative tooth replacement solution, please contact the office of Howl Dental at 918-749-1626 today to discuss your concerns, questions, and dental goals.