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Eating with Partial Dentures

When you have missing teeth, and you have taken the step of getting them replaced with partial dentures, you may well be wondering just how similar your partial dentures are to your teeth. You will likely have questions about eating with partial dentures and be wondering if your new partial denture will make life easier – or harder. This is a short piece designed to address some of the common questions people have when getting teeth replaced with partial dentures in the hopes it helps you to make a decision about tooth replacement.

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Can You Eat with Partial Dentures?

This is one of the most common questions our dental technicians get asked, especially as many people are unfamiliar with how partial dentures work in the mouth. Partial dentures, also sometimes called false teeth, are a special dental appliance which is molded to fit your mouth, providing you with a functional and aesthetic solution to missing teeth. It can be a bit tough to get used to the feeling of partial dentures in your mouth, and there can be some new sensations to get used to with chewing, but once you’re used to them you’ll never want to be without them again.

In short, when answering the question of ‘can you eat with partial dentures?’ the answer is: yes, you absolutely can. But there may be a period of adjustment as you get used to the new feeling in your mouth. It is wise to take a period of time sticking to soft foods and dishes that don’t require a lot of chewing and jaw work. Once you are more used to your dentures you will be able to get stuck into your favourite foods without too much of an issue.

Eating with New Partial Dentures

New partial dentures are a challenge in and of themselves, and you will be getting used to cleaning your dentures, smiling with your new dentures, and generally adjusting to having them in your mouth. Eating with new partial dentures is naturally going to cause some minor difficulty, just due to the fact that certain foods are going to cause more problems than others.

  • Eating with new partial dentures will require you to take things slowly and make sure you are focusing on chewing properly and keeping your dentures in place.
  • Don’t dive straight into hard foods like lollies and apples – you will need to work up to certain foods.
  • Chew slowly and take small bites when you have your new partial dentures – that way you won’t risk moving your dentures out of their position.

If you have any difficulties with eating with partial dentures you can always speak to a dental technician at Denture Health Care – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Can you Eat Steak with Partial Dentures

Steak is one of the favourite foods of many people – and when it comes to eating steak with partial dentures it certainly is possible. You may have to make a couple of concessions though, just to ensure that you do not dislodge your new teeth while eating with partial dentures.

  • When eating steak, make sure that you have your steak cut up into nice, small pieces. That way the amount of chewing required is less than if you bite off a big piece.
  • Chew your steak well when it is in your mouth, moving it around if you need to, and taking care to keep your dentures in position in your mouth.
  • If you find that eating steak is difficult with your partial dentures, speak to our dental technicians about your partial denture positioning.

So, can you eat steak with partial dentures? Of course, you can! Just take it slowly and ensure you look after your new partial dentures.

We want to ensure you can enjoy all of your favourite foods with your new partial dentures. Eating with partial dentures should be easy, pleasant, and enjoyable – so speak to our team of dental technicians today about your partial dentures Brisbane.

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