Can Your Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

Tucson dentures Dr. Dirk A Newman Newman Dental. General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative Dentistry Dentist in Tucson, AZ 85712Dentures can make it challenging to eat the nutritious foods you love if they are not designed correctly or if they develop a problem over time. We can help you avoid these problems and love your dentures. Our quality Tucson Dentures are designed with you in mind. We know that every patient is different, so we take the time to create a unique denture for each person that will work perfectly for their lifestyle and their mouth. You’ll be able to eat all the foods you love without trouble – and you’ll look great doing it!


What Are Dentures, and What Are They Made Of?

Dentures are artificial teeth that we use to replace missing teeth. They can be made of various materials, including porcelain and plastic, and they sometimes include meta in their construction for added support. Dentures can be either partial or full.

We use partial dentures to replace one or more missing teeth, while we use complete dentures to replace all teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Dentures are usually held in place by natural suction or by adhesive. In some cases, they may be anchored to dental implants. Dentures may need to be replaced every few years as the shape of the jaw changes with age – the key is to see your dentist for regular checkups to ensure they are doing their job and don’t have issues. These checkups can also be one great way to ensure they do not affect your nutrition when, for example, they may make it difficult for you to chew.


Dentures and Nutrition

Dentures can significantly impact your nutrition, especially if your dentures are not designed correctly or have developed a problem over time. Without the ability to chew correctly, you may miss out on essential nutrients for good health.

Additionally, you may find it difficult to eat foods high in fiber, which can be challenging to chew. As a result, you may be at risk for constipation and other digestive problems.

Another consideration is that poorly-fit dentures can affect your sense of taste. Without the stimulation of teeth and gums, you may find that your food seems bland and unappetizing. Improper stimulation can lead to weight loss and malnutrition.

Finally, dentures can also cause irritation and sores in the mouth, making it difficult to eat without pain. Primarily if your dentist doesn’t design the right dentures for your mouth or if you don’t keep current with your dentist appointment to ensure your dentures are in good shape.

And though dentures can be an excellent, cost-effective tooth restoration option, they can affect your diet. You should take steps to ensure you get the nutrition you need. Proper nutrition may include choosing softer foods, using a food processor or blender, and taking vitamins and supplements.


Newman Dental offers the following tips for eating well with dentures: 

  • Start with soft foods and gradually introduce harder foods into your diet as you get used to your dentures. 
  • Be sure to cut your food into small pieces to make chewing easier. 
  • Avoid sticky or hard foods, as they can be difficult to chew and may cause your dentures to slip. 
  • Chew slowly and evenly to prevent your dentures from moving around in your mouth. 
  • If you experience discomfort while eating, try using a denture adhesive. 

Following these tips can make the transition to eating with Tucson dentures much easier. Newman Dental is here to help you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


How Our Dentures Can Help With Your Nutrition

Newman Dental offers a wide range of denture options to suit your individual needs and address problems that can be common with dentures. We understand that dentures can be a key part of maintaining your nutrition, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible care.

Dr. Dirk A. Newman and his team will work with you to ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and function properly. We also offer a wide range of services to help you keep your dentures in good condition, including regular cleaning and maintenance.


How To Maintain Your Dentures

Keeping your dentures in great shape is essential and easy – it just requires a little effort. Be sure to brush your dentures at least once daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser. You can also soak your dentures overnight in a solution recommended by your dentist.

In addition, you should see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. These checkups are essential to ensure that your dentures fit correctly and to catch any potential problems early on.


High-Quality Tucson Dentures 

Tucson Dentures can be an excellent way to give you beautiful, healthy teeth. Let us help you start your journey to perfect overall health today.

Newman Dental will carefully design dentures that fit perfectly with your smile and are comfortable and functional so that you can easily keep eating the nutritional foods you love. Taking care of your dentures and paying attention to your diet can help ensure that you stay healthy and feel your best.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation on dentures and how they can affect your nutrition.