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5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Making the Transition to Dentures

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If you have lost or are missing teeth, you need a viable solution to replace them. Implant dentures are among the top options, as they are affordable and effective. It does take some time to adjust to life with dentures. You may have to change your eating habits for a short period of time and practice your speech patterns at home. However, the transition to dentures is simple and generally made within a few weeks of having them in place. To minimize your frustrations as you make the transition, use these tips to confidently eat, speak, laugh, and live with dentures.

You may be concerned that you will never eat your favorite foods, such as steak, corn on the cob, or frozen desserts. However, replacing your missing teeth with implant dentures doesn’t have to mean the end of delectable dining as you know it. You just need to spend some time learning how your denture implant functions and making a few adjustments to your eating habits in the beginning. Try these tips to regaining your confidence when it comes to eating with your new dentures:

  • Biting and chewing will feel different at first. For this reason, you should begin the transition with soft foods, like eggs, yogurt, and steamed vegetables.  Exercise patience and get comfortable with various food textures before resuming your normal eating habits.
  • In the beginning, you may feel as though food has lost its flavor. Don’t worry, your taste buds still work, but, your brain may be a little more focused on other things, like keeping your dentures in place. As you adjust to your dentures, eating will become second nature again and your sense of taste will return.
  • Be cautious when consuming very hot and very cold beverages. Much like your sense of taste, sensing hot and cold may be more difficult than usual because the focus your brain has currently shifted to learning to use your dentures.
  • Over time, you will become confident with eating. As your experience with your dentures progresses, you can begin eating chewy and crunchy foods once again. Remember to cut your food into small pieces and chew thoroughly.
  • Foods that require high amounts of biting force, such as corn on the cob and whole apples, should be approached using a denture adhesive. Denture adhesives give you greater security in the placement of your dentures, as well as protect your mouth against food particles and bacteria that can cause bad breath.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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