If you’ve experienced lost or damaged teeth, then you’ve no doubt quickly come to realise how much of a struggle it can often be to eat, especially with certain foods.
After all, the job of our teeth is to help us bite and chew, so there’s always going to be some degree of impairment when one or two get lost or sustain damage.
There are a few solutions available when it comes to missing or damaged teeth though, and each one has their merits in a number of situations.
That being said, no other solution for missing or damaged teeth can quite hold a torch to dental implants, especially when it comes to improving your ability to eat.
So if you’ve been thinking recently about taking the trip to Turkey for all of the amazing benefits you can enjoy with your dental implants, from the thousands of pounds in savings, the world-class surgeons and medical establishments, and the strict medical guidelines, to all of the amazing perks such as the luxury 5* accommodation, VIP transfers, and your own designated patient coordinator, then the following is a broad guide to walk you through everything you need to know about how you can improve your eating ability with dental implants Turkey
Dental Implants Can Help You to Chew Naturally Again if instead of going down the dental implant route you chose to go with dentures, you’d soon see how easily they can become dislodged when attempting to chew food.
Most of us are completely oblivious to the complex range of motion we employ every day when we chew, going up and down, front to back and side to side without so much as a thought.
With dentures though, you have to take the time to think and focus on a simpler up and down motion, which works for the most part, but it can never replicate the full chewing strength you had before, and it takes some getting used to.
With dental implants though, any issues such as this go right out the window, as you don’t have to think about any natural chewing technique causing them to become dislodged.
Not only does a dental implant look and feel just like the real thing, but they also act and function as the real thing too, meaning you’ll never have to worry about chewing unnaturally again.
Dental Implants Can Help to Restore any Lost Bite
There’s going to be a lot of comparison to dentures throughout this guide, and as the predominant alternative to dental implants, it won’t come as much of a surprise. When it comes to your bite though, this is an area where dentures can really fall short when compared to dental implants.
Unlike the way in which a dental implant is rooted strong and firm into the jawbone (just like a natural tooth), dentures sit on top of the gums, which aren’t supposed to support that much force. Therefore, dentures can only really recapture about 20% of your full bite potential, even if your gums have hardened up and adjusted to them.
As previously mentioned though, a dental implant is rooted and fused firmly into the jawbone, in just the same way as the rest of your natural teeth. This therefore provides a full strength bite, just like with a full set of natural teeth.
You Can Avoid Food Getting Stuck with Dental Implants
Food can very easily get stuck both underneath and to a set of dentures, and although many will be made of a special plastic to help prevent food getting stuck to them, it’ll unfortunately still be a fairly common occurrence, at least much more common than it’ll ever be with natural teeth or dental implants.
Many people who have dentures find themselves having to clean them out after meals, especially if they’ve been eating bread products. With dental implants though, you’ll have no more issues than you would’ve had with your own natural teeth.
Dental Implants Can Help You to Avoid Gum Irritation
Dentures can often make chewing somewhat irritating on the gums, or at worst even painful. The way that dentures sit on the gums puts a lot of force and stress on them when chewing, and this can easily lead to them becoming quite red and sore.
As mentioned in the last section, food can easily get trapped underneath the denture too, which can be irritating enough with soft foods, but if you’ve been eating nuts or seeds or anything jagged, this can become especially painful.
With dental implants on the other hand, food won’t be getting trapped underneath them and irritating the gums, in exactly the same way as food won’t be getting trapped underneath a natural tooth.
Even if you were to have an implant supported bridge and food were to get trapped underneath that, there’d still be less irritation due to the pressure of the bite still being directed into the implants in the jawbone, rather than to the gums.
Dental Implants can Help You to Taste Your Food Better Full upper dentures will be supported by a plate the covers the roof of the mouth, therefore covering up all of its taste buds.
It can be surprising how much of an effect this can have on our ability to taste the foods we eat, so if you were instead to replace your missing or damaged teeth with dental implants, there’ll be nothing to get in the way of all of your favourite foods, or making them taste like plastic.
The limitations when it comes to chewing with dentures can also have an impact on taste too. The altered, simpler chewing technique you’ll need to employ when wearing dentures will mean that, while you’ll be chewing food for longer, less flavour will be released than with a more natural, stronger chew.
Drinking can also be impacted too, as savouring any liquids in your mouth for too long could dislodge the dentures as they get underneath them.