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Eating and Sleeping with Implant Supported Dentures
Wondering if implant supported dentures, also called overdentures, are a denture choice that will fit in well with your everyday life?
It really is essential for you to choose an appropriate type of denture when you are missing most or all of your teeth. A full set of teeth is important and allows you to eat properly, drink properly and even talk properly. A full set of teeth also allows you to feel confident in the way you look when you smile.
About implant supported dentures
Want to know why implant supported dentures are such a popular denture choice nowadays? One of the more common complaints about traditional dentures is that they d0 not always stay in place, which can be annoying, irritating and even painful. When choosing overdentures, this is no longer a problem as dental implants are used to keep the dentures exactly where they are supposed to be at all times.
Eating and sleeping with implant supported dentures
The following list includes information on eating and sleeping when choosing implant supported dentures.
Eating with implant supported dentures
While eating when wearing implant supported dentures will take a little time to get used to, which is common with all types of dentures, once someone learns how it will be second nature in no time at all. Examples of eating tips include cutting up food into bite-sized pieces, chewing slowly and carefully chewing on both sides of the mouth at all times. The majority of new denture wearers will learn how to eat wearing the new dentures in just a couple of weeks.
Eating with implant supported dentures
Wearers need to be careful when eating certain foods, as some foods include tiny particles that tend to get caught underneath dentures. This situation can be quite painful, so it is important for wearers to be aware that this can happen. Foods that are known to cause this type of problem include chewy meats and hard rolls and bread. If tiny particles do get underneath the dentures, wearers can swish water around in the mouth to try to remove them.
Sleeping with implant supported dentures
While it may be tempting for new denture wearers to wear them when sleeping, this is not recommended. As with any type of denture, it is necessary to remove implant-supported dentures from the mouth before going to bed at night. There are a few reasons why this is necessary, with one of the more important reasons being that the gum tissues need to rest. Another reason is to prevent any potential infections, which are definitely to be avoided.
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If you are still not quite sure if this denture choice is right for you, then you can still make a consultation appointment. During the appointment, you are free to ask our dental professional all of your denture-related questions. Ready to get started?
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