Facing the Summer Picnic with Dentures

Dentures are designed to reasonably and realistically replace missing teeth. They are removable, which can be nice in terms of comfort. You don’t have to have lost all of your teeth to qualify for dentures. They are available in both full and partial. Dental implants are surely the most tooth-like option to replace teeth, but the price tag…

Dentures are designed to reasonably and realistically replace missing teeth. They are removable, which can be nice in terms of comfort. You don’t have to have lost all of your teeth to qualify for dentures. They are available in both full and partial. Dental implants are surely the most tooth-like option to replace teeth, but the price tag or the surgical element may make dentures seem like a more attractive option for some. One of the biggest complaints with dentures is eating limitations. Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, will offer you some tips on dealing with a typical summer picnic without leaving your dentures in a corn cob.

Dentures and Eating

You’ve gone through the effort to procure a set of well-fitting, and high quality dental restorations, otherwise known as dentures. You love the way they look and you are getting used to the way they feel. No more embarrassment when you smile. Until, that is, you take that big corn of cob or thick grilled steak from the plate and happily gnaw away with your friends and family. Out come your dentures, to your complete mortification. You try to laugh along with everyone else, but you really want to just crawl in a hole. How could this have been stopped? Well, the simplest option is to simply abstain from questionable foods. There’s plenty to eat at a picnic, and you can always be the one to bring the potato salad or apple pie.

Take a Test Run

Practice makes perfect in all elements of life; even dentures. If you are appearing in public for the first time since you’ve had your new replacement teeth, take it slow. You don’t have to start chomping whole apples or gnawing on giant chicken legs if you haven’t given your dentures much of a test run yet. Once you’ve gotten used to eating all of these things in the comfort of your own home, you’ll know better which picnic fare you should personally avoid.

Preventive Dental Care from Knoxville Dentist

Your Knoxville dentist offers many options for restoring missing teeth, including dentures. If you would like to consult with Dr. Erpenbach on the solution that would work best for you, schedule an appointment with us by contacting our 37919 dentist office  at 865-329-7815. We welcome patients of all ages from Knoxville and surrounding areas.