Does Food Get Under Implants?
Even if you get pretty good at chewing with dentures, it’s not uncommon for them to get dislodged many times during a meal. This allows food to get caught under the dentures, which can be unpleasant and requires you to wash your dentures after every meal to avoid bad breath and irritation.
Foods Don’t Stick as Much
Teeth are naturally nonstick. Although some things can cling to it, enamel tends to allow most foods to slide right off. What does stick gets efficiently cleaned off most of the time by the action of the tongue.
Dentures, though, are made partly of plastic, which allows more food to stick to them, and because they can be bulky it can be hard for your tongue to move freely in your mouth to clean the dentures.
With dental implants, we can reduce or eliminate the plastic so that your replacement teeth will be made of nonstick ceramic–and your tongue can more easily clean around them.
Enjoy More Taste
By far, the most enjoyable part of eating is the taste, and you may get a lot less of that with traditional dentures. Traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place, and to create enough suction for the upper denture there’s a plate that covers much of the upper palate. The upper palate has many taste buds, similar to the tongue, so eating with dentures you might find that you get less taste.
It’s also hard to taste liquids when you have dentures. The natural motion of swishing liquid in the mouth for taste can dislodge dentures.
But dental implants don’t rely on suction. We make them with no upper plate, allowing you to enjoy more food flavors. They are also very secure, so there’s never a problem with swishing liquids in your mouth.
By Labor Day of next year, you can be ready to enjoy your favorite foods without the awkward taste of dentures, the instability, foods sticky, foods trapped under your dentures, or difficulty tearing or chewing. What are you waiting for?
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Columbia, SC, please call (803) 781-9090 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Smile Columbia Dentistry.