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How do you get decreased taste due to new dentures?
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Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
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In brief: Acrylic
The main reason for decreased taste is due to the fact that the acrylic dentures cover the roof of the mouth as well as the ridges of the jaw.
This lowers taste perception.

In brief: Acrylic
The main reason for decreased taste is due to the fact that the acrylic dentures cover the roof of the mouth as well as the ridges of the jaw.
This lowers taste perception.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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Dr. Gary Alder
In addition to the dentures covering the soft tissues of the roof of mouth and may inhibit the tongue from savoting flavors by compressing the food between the tongue and roof of mouth the dentures are porous and new dentures may have unreactied ingredients that affect the taste of foods. The body usually adapts in time but many people report not enjoying the flavor of foods as much as they did when they had natural teeth.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The dentures do it!
Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth where there often are taste buds.
This can be fixed with dental implants designed to stabilize a modified denture that doesn't cover the roof of your mouth?

In brief: The dentures do it!
Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth where there often are taste buds.
This can be fixed with dental implants designed to stabilize a modified denture that doesn't cover the roof of your mouth?
Dr. Joseph Worthington
Dr. Joseph Worthington
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: 2 ways
The roof of the mouth is covered, so this affects taste.
The mouth secretes more saliva for a short while, so this dilutes everything.

In brief: 2 ways
The roof of the mouth is covered, so this affects taste.
The mouth secretes more saliva for a short while, so this dilutes everything.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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In brief: Covered Taste buds.
The taste buds on the roof of your mouth are covered, rendering the palatal taste buds useless.
The palate also plays a surprisingly important role in the enjoyment of food via texture and tactile sense.

In brief: Covered Taste buds.
The taste buds on the roof of your mouth are covered, rendering the palatal taste buds useless.
The palate also plays a surprisingly important role in the enjoyment of food via texture and tactile sense.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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