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    Will dentures impact the way someone eats?

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  • Dr Keith Baetz

    Dentist, Prosthodontist

    To enable Dr Baetz and his team to provide you with the highest level of care, your first appointment is the most important.Dr Baetz will … View Profile

    Yes. Well, in a sense. If you have no teeth and you have dentures you're going to eat better. But on the other hand, if you are unfortunate enough to need full dentures because you have no teeth, then probably the most efficiency that you get out of chewing is most likely not more than 20% of what you'd be able to function with, if you had your own teeth.

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    Eating can be greatly compromosed but it can vary from person to person. The support to the dentures from the gums can vary due to the shape of the gums. The adequate support from gums helps retain the dentures in a stable place duing chewing. Some tastes can change as dentures can cover a lot of taste buds particularly in the palate.

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    Will dentures impact the way someone eats?

    Dentures of any sort will affect the way you eat. Natural teeth are connected to your gums by sensory fibers and as a result you have a better sense of awareness when you bite and chew food.
    With full dentures you don't have this sensory ability, however with partial dentures where you have some natural teeth remaining, your sensory ability is reduced.

    Another disadvantage of wearing any sort of denture is food getting lodged under the denture, especially if the denture is a bit loose.  People do complain of having to take their denture out to clean after eating.

    If you have any questions or would like to know more about the alternatives to dentures, contact us 07 38633604

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