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If you have lost more than one tooth from the same part of your mouth, then you may be facing having to wear a total or partial denture. Dentures in the past covered the whole mouth, but more and more people are now being offered partial dentures, which fit into the mouth and supply a chewing surface for the part of the jawline which is missing. However, regardless of how large or small the denture, users are still likely to find that there are problems with chewing, which can mean that eating some foods is completely impossible.
If you are wearing dentures, or a denture plate, then there are a number of foods that you won’t be able to eat.
If you want to enjoy eating with dentures as much as you did with your own set of teeth, then you need to adapt your eating habits to fit in with your new lifestyle. You might want to cut up foods into small chunks to make chewing easier, or you may decide to replace the foods above with alternatives that won’t risk the dentures.
One alternative to dentures is dental implants. This involves titanium or ceramic implants that act as a replacement root of a tooth that fuses with the jaw bone. These then anchor on the restoration which could either be dentures, crowns, or bridges. Implants are more reliable than dentures, and less likely to shift in use as they are fixed. More importantly, they will allow you to enjoy eating all the foods you love with no complications or irritations.