These days, many parts of our daily routine have been disrupted, including our diets. Maybe you aren’t able to eat out as much as you used to, or perhaps your local grocery store has been sold out of the foods you used to enjoy. You’ve had to do more cooking at home and eating different foods. 

Unfortunately, this might have revealed problems with your dentures that you were either unaware of or could ignore before. Here are some of the most common problems people encounter when trying a different diet with dentures.

Older couple cooking a healthy meal together

Dentures Hurt When Chewing

Many people find their dentures hurt when they eat. Dentures are an inherently limited solution to replace your teeth. Instead of putting the force of biting and chewing on your jawbone, they rest on your gums, which aren’t capable of taking the repeated pressure. This can make your dentures hurt when you eat. 

But not all dentures have this problem. Implant dentures actually direct the force into your jawbone. But FOY® Dentures also help resolve denture pain by balancing the forces of biting and chewing so they get distributed across your gums, instead of focusing on small spots that can become tender and hurt.

Dentures Don’t Stay in Place When Eating

Another problem people have with dentures is that they tend to come out of place when they eat. Dentures are secured just by suction against your gums, which is not a very strong force. And many dentures are secured even more weakly because they don’t make a good seal against your gums, even with denture adhesive. 

FOY® Dentures are fitted much better than traditional dentures. This helps them maintain a good seal so they stay in place better. They even recruit your muscles to help them stay in place more securely. But implant dentures are the most secure. Some can even be attached to your implants so they stay in place until removed by your dentist. They’re just like natural teeth. 

man picking at this teeth and gums

Foods Get under Dentures

Food getting under dentures can be a major nuisance. Not only can it hurt, but it can make it harder to clean your dentures, and it can lead to an unpleasant smell associated with your dentures. Certain foods are prone to getting under dentures, but the problem is worsened when your dentures won’t stay in place. 

The same solutions that keep your dentures in place, can also help protect you against food getting under them. 

Limited Diet

Unfortunately, many people find their dentures change the way they eat. There are some things they just can’t eat with their dentures. Maybe when you ate out, you could find enough variety to enjoy eating, but now that you’re limited to your own cooking, you find that there’s just not enough that you can eat that you like. 

Better dentures can improve your diet options. There are really three main issues that make dentures limit your ability to eat. First, there’s the fact that dentures get pushed out of place, which we’ve talked about already. Then there’s the fact that dentures limit your bite forces. If you can’t bite down hard enough, there are many foods that are either impossible or severely tedious to eat. Finally, there’s the question of whether your denture teeth are sharp and sturdy enough to cut through foods. Dentures with plastic teeth suffer by comparison with dentures that have ceramic teeth.

Better Dentures Are Available

If you are unhappy with the way your dentures have performed with your new diet, it might be time to upgrade your dentures. If you’re ready to find out the potential for new, advanced dentures, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today.