Did you know that people with dentures can only bite with one-third of the force as people with their natural teeth?

That makes it difficult to enjoy corn-on-the cob or other treats like apples.

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back in your mouth. They are sometimes called “false teeth.” The dentures fit over the gums and are one solution for people with missing teeth.

Patients with dentures should follow this advice when eating:

  • Cut food into bite-sized pieces before eating.
  • Avoid biting at the front of the mouth.
  • Distribute food evenly on both sides of the back of the mouth to keep dentures more stable.
  • Enjoy your corn off the cob.

Last year, Dr. Hinze started offering patients a new type of dentures made with light-weight durable, biocompatible and adjustable material. Read more about the new Trinia© dentures here. (http://www.granthinzedentistry.com/dr-hinze-announces-new-trinia-dentures-option/)

Another solution for missing teeth is dental implants, which are replacement teeth that are drilled into the bone. They are recommended only for patients who have a strong, healthy jawbone.

If patients have a healthy jawbone, implants can also be installed underneath dentures to help hold them into place better.

Dr. Hinze said the jawbone can deteriorate due to gum disease, decay, smoking or other problems.

He works with dental implants nearly every day, and in his 40-plus years of dentistry has seen an increase in the number of people needing implants and dentures.

“The best solution is to prevent problems and keep what you have,” Dr. Hinze said. “If you notice something is not right with your tooth, have it checked.”

Call us today to schedule your appointment at (308) 995-5331.