The holidays are for overindulging and enjoying time with your loved ones. Chocolates, nuts and mince pies - on Christmas you don’t want to think about all the limitations you have when it comes to enjoying the foods you love. With All-on-4® and dental implants, you won’t have to worry about a thing and can eat and drink just like you did with your natural teeth.
Dentures Frequently Limit Your Food Choices
Many people choose to start with dentures. And whilst dentures can be a good solution depending on the location of the missing teeth, eating with dentures can be the cause for some awkward moments. They don’t stay put, move around and in the worst case, even slip out.
Dentures can slip around
Dentures aren’t anchored in the jawbone and rely on suction to stay in place. That suction is broken when biting into an apple or a slice of bread - something you should consider when planning your Christmas dinner.
Christmas is all about the food. Food of different consistencies and textures - some of which are not very denture-friendly. Depending on how well the dentures were fitted it can be more or less easy for you to eat with them. Certain foods such as caramel and corn on the cob are completely off-limits.
Dentures may change the way food tastes
But that’s not all. Some food may not taste the same after you’ve received dentures, and you may become more or less sensitive to hot or crunchy food. You might also not be able to judge how hot or cold a meal or drink is due to the insulating effect your dentures have.
Dentures do not look quite as natural
During the festive season, you will have plenty of reason to laugh and smile. You should feel comfortable enough to do so. But dentures often do not look as natural as dental implants.
When dentures are not fitted correctly, are loose, or not glued in properly they can slip around the mouth and make speaking and smiling difficult
Dentures are more difficult to clean and maintain
Another common issue with dentures is food getting stuck in and around them. You will have to keep your dentures clean by removing and brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Keep in mind dentures should also be soaked overnight. Cleaning your dentures is a continuous process that ensures your dentures are kept in good condition - which can be quite a hindrance when you are trying to enjoy time with friends and family.
A list of foods you should be wary of eating when you have your dentures:
- Sticky candy such as caramel
- Crunchy fruits such as apples
- Raw vegetables such as carrots
- Crackers and crusty bread
- Tough, stringy meats
- Corn on the cob
- Chewing gum
- Peanut butter
- Whole nuts
All-on-4® with Dental Implants
All-on-4® by Next Smile™, the Australian pioneers in restorative dentistry, don’t affect your ability to speak or eat. When the procedure is performed by a qualified dental professional, trained and endorsed by All-on-4® inventor Dr Paulo Malo, your dental implants will mimic your natural teeth in every way.
No risk of shifting or slipping
Dental implants are an all-around great choice when it comes to replacing missing or decayed teeth. They look and feel just like natural teeth, and also function as such. Anchored in the jawbone with dental implants, All-on-4® gives you the confidence you deserve. All-on-4® are non-removable and tightly fitted, which reduces the risk of shifting or slipping to nearly zero.
All-on-4® are much easier to eat with
The best part about All-on-4® and dental implants: Once they are fully settled, you are free to eat whatever food you like, including all those crunchy, sticky, chewy foods we all love at Christmas time. No need to hold back or avoid eating in front of family and friends.
All-on-4® are easy to clean and maintain
The cleaning and maintenance process of our dental implants is similar to that of your natural teeth. They do not require intermittent cleaning during your Christmas lunch. Our All-on-4® procedure provides you with the confidence you need during the holiday season, allowing you to laugh, smile, and enjoy your time with loved ones.
Please note: Immediately after your procedure you will not be able to launch straight back into a regular diet. As it is a surgical procedure you will be required to take it easy during the first two weeks of the healing process and a soft diet up to 3 months.
Wrapping it up
All-on-4® with dental implants greatly enhances your quality of life: The long term benefits of All-on-4® will provide you with a confidence boost and improve your overall health and happiness. It is an aesthetically pleasing, highly functional solution that replicates your natural teeth very closely.
If you have any questions about the benefits of All-on-4® with dental implants contact your local Next Smile™ All-on-4® Centre today. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Give us a call or book your appointment online today.