What can I eat with dentures?

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One of the best ways to care for our teeth is to practice proper oral hygiene. Without proper oral hygiene, it may cause tooth decay. When a tooth has deteriorated and cannot be fixed by dental pasta, the best way to treat it is through its removal. With dentures, your missing teeth can have a replacement that will keep you confident in your smile.

Types of Dentures

If you are visiting your Colorado Springs dentist to receive denture services, you might want to know about its two variations: full dentures and partial dentures. By knowing this, you will clearly understand the type of dentures that fit you.

Full Dentures

A full denture looks like a replica of our mouth. It is a removable prosthesis with a pink-gum-colored plastic base. The denture is placed on the gums and will serve as a replacement for your lost teeth.

Upper and lower full dentures provide different experiences for patients. Usually, upper full dentures are more comfortable for patients compared to lower full dentures. With this, our dentists in Colorado Springs recommend using dental implants. This will help to properly anchor the denture and provide comfort.

Partial Dentures

On the other hand, partial dentures are used when the patient only has several missing teeth. It usually comes with metal clasps or wires to hold the healthy teeth together with the denture.

Before our dentists suggest partial dentures to their patients, they always look at the health of the gums and the shape of the teeth anchor. This type of denture is the easiest way to replace a missing tooth. It is more stable and comfortable for users, regardless of whether it’s for the upper or lower part of the mouth. 

Tips when eating with dentures

Denture gives the patients another chance to show off their smiles to everyone. Here at Crossroads Family Dentistry, we care not just for your teeth’s health but also your confidence. 

We are committed to educating our patients on the proper care of their dentures. Here are some tips that you should know when eating with dentures.

● Avoid eating chewing gum or any crunchy food

● Do not rush eating

● Cut your food into bite-sized pieces

● Begin with a soft mechanical diet

● Don’t eat spicy foods to avoid irritation

● Avoid holding liquids as this causes the dentures to get loose

To learn more about Crossroads Family Dentistry and our denture services, contact us today at (719) 596-3481 or visit our website.