Repairing multiple teeth by pulling them and having false teeth put in does not mean that there will be no problems with dentures. Although this method is the quickest and easiest way to fix a patient’s damaged teeth, there are several issues that people will have to either get used to or prevent. Dentists all over the world still recommend having them put in, despite all of the problems with dentures.
Usually, the first thing that people will notice about their new teeth is that they do not have the same chewing power that their natural teeth had. The false teeth only allow about 10-20% of the chewing force that natural teeth provide. This could lead to a change of a person’s diet because they will have to find foods that they can chew safely. A sudden change in a diet can lead to health issues. Other problems with dentures are the fact that they change the way foods taste. The dentures cover the taste buds that are found on the roof of the mouth. It will take the patient some time to get used to the change in taste.
The plastic from the false teeth can be added to the list of problems with dentures. When the plastic constantly rubs against the tissue inside the mouth, it will cause sores to form. These sores can be very painful. Although they are not as bad as they seem, this is the issue that most people complain about.
A more serious issue that false teeth can cause is the shrinking of the jawbone. The jaw needs teeth and roots in order to maintain its size and growth as well. Every time a person bites down on something, a vibration is sent to the jawbone to help stimulate growth. So naturally, when a person loses multiple teeth, the jaw will try to adapt to the change in size by shrinking. This will cause permanent issues to the jawbone.