Dentures are missing teeth replacement, they are taken out and then replaced on the gum aperture, even though dentures may seem not to be or feel the same as original teeth, however, these dentures very comfortable, provide aesthetics and are custom made to fit an individual’s teeth architecture.
After the installation of your new dentures, you may not have the desire to eat because of the hurts you will experience while chewing especially if you have some teeth removed, you may even feel that the food is somewhat taste and thereby not wanting to eat. Adjusting to your dentures can be somewhat challenging and may take some time for the facial muscles to adjust to the new positions and forms or arrangement of the dentures as you try to chew; however, once you get used to wearing your denture, you will as well get used to eating and gradually able to chew not so hard or strong food particles as time goes on.
Getting use to something takes a process which remain the same with getting use with eating while your denture is on, also note that some little wearing of the cheek cells, bruise of the tongue and pressure on the gum can make it uncomfortable, but as you get you it, your mouth and denture adjust to better controls to avoid injuries or pressure that can cause pain or discomfort. Below are tips for eating with your dentures.
You can eat with your dentures but starting liquids and migrating to semi-solids can be very helpful, as this is a training process, during which you will need to avoid solid or hard to chew/crush foods
Tips for successfully eating with your dentures
– Starting with pureed foods, you can blend your food to paste or puree at the beginning such as soups, broths, and pureed vegetables.
– Do not rush or overwork yourself into eating with your dentures, but start gradually with food having very soft textures and tiny particles such as very softened potatoes and macaroni, eggs, ground tender meat, cooked fully vegetables you can even soak your break in milk or water to reduce the stress of chewing
– Move on to small bits of food
– Spread food evenly to either back sides of your dentures and then practice chewing gradually.
– Though this may take some time to finish a meal as you will need more time completing chewing.
– You can add little liquids to food in the mouth to enhance easy and quicker breakdown of food, it will also reduce the stress applied to the jaws.
– You can apply denture adhesive to prevent tiny food particles from entering and sticking to your gum and dentures.
– Avoid hard foods such as hard nuts and hard meats.
Read more about if it is recommended to sleep with your dentures.