Holiday gatherings are all about spending time with family and friends and the centerpiece of these celebrations is often food. Traditional family favorites are probably on the menu—turkey, stuffing, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. When considering dental implants, you may have some concerns regarding what you can and can’t eat on the table. Which of these foods should be avoided with dental implants? The short answer is none of them. The rule of thumb when eating with dental implants is to eat anything that you can cut with a fork.
Holiday eating and snacking can be embarrassing, even painful, if you have poor dental health like missing teeth or jaw-bone deterioration. Removable dentures also present problems as they only restore 20-30% of your natural chewing capacity.
When eating with dentures, there are a lot of obstacles that have to be overcome and are often magnified during holidays. The problem of eating with dentures is that it relies on the underlying gums for support, causing force directly to the soft tissue, which may lead to inflammation. The most common result being tenderness and the development of painful sores. In addition, an embarrassing clicking noise can be experienced when eating since dentures can move around in your mouth. Yes, you can still snack with dentures but less conveniently and with more risk of pain and embarrassment.
When you choose dental implants, you are highly reducing the hassle that comes with using dentures. Dental implant supported-teeth are very strong. You have a more comfortable bite than if you use traditional removable dentures. With dental implants, you are able to eat any food you like without pain or discomfort. You can also leave the self-consciousness at the door.
Statistics show that dental implant supported-teeth restore 90% of your natural chewing capacity. Are you ready to walk into holiday gatherings with confidence in your smile, and your ability to snack without embarrassment? Ronald S. Sambursky, D.M.D. has helped patients find this confidence through dental implants for the last 20 years. Call (607) 798-0789 to schedule a consultation with Dental Solutions of Binghamton. It’s the first step in restoring and revitalizing your smile with dental implants.