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Can my false teeth allow me to eat anything I want?
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
That is the ultimate hope, but they are not real teeth and do not function the same.
You won't hurt them, but you may find it difficult to eat certain firm chewy foods...Steak. You may find that a little adhesive may aid in function. Each person is different though. Over time it will get easier.

In brief: Possible
That is the ultimate hope, but they are not real teeth and do not function the same.
You won't hurt them, but you may find it difficult to eat certain firm chewy foods...Steak. You may find that a little adhesive may aid in function. Each person is different though. Over time it will get easier.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Peter Karsant
I agree that is the hope however depending on your finances you may be able to make it more attainable. First dentures need relining about every two years and generally need replacement every five years as the denture teeth wear to maintain your verticle dimension and facial features. You may choose to spend more now for a custom denture made with custom teeth fora more natural appearance. These teeth do not wear and you should only need a reline or what is called a jump set where the teeth are reused. Custom teeth are more like natural teeth and therefore sharper. Second you should consider implants. Either two in the front and two in the back in each arch. This will allow you stability and retention and the upper could be made without the need of a palate. Remember Clark Gable had dentures from age thirty until he died at age sixty. See a prosthetic specialist and explore your possibilities.
Dr. John Rohm
False teeth will never come close to natural teeth in their chewing ability. Your jaw muscles receive pressure information from your teeth.That is why your mouth will fly open if you bite on a peppercorn in salami. Without that information from your teeth your muscles don't know how hard to bite. You loose 75 to 80% of your chewing ability with false teeth. You end up swallowing food basically whole which leads to digestive problems down the road. The implants can help stabilize false teeth
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dentures
Wearing dentures allow you to eat anything you want.

In brief: Dentures
Wearing dentures allow you to eat anything you want.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Depends
If they are removable PARTIAL dentures with surrounding teeth supporting them,then you might be able to SAFELY eat most anything.
If they are complete dentures,then you will have about 50% efficiency and a more limited function.Many people glue them in with denture adhesive and boast about how they do eat anything. This results in accelerated bone loss, and eventual inability to wear any dentures.

In brief: Depends
If they are removable PARTIAL dentures with surrounding teeth supporting them,then you might be able to SAFELY eat most anything.
If they are complete dentures,then you will have about 50% efficiency and a more limited function.Many people glue them in with denture adhesive and boast about how they do eat anything. This results in accelerated bone loss, and eventual inability to wear any dentures.
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Not necessarily...
This depends upon the type of false teeth received and upon the remaining natural teeth.
False teeth can dramatically improve one's appearance and chewing function. However, i would say there may be limitations still to prevent damage and to provide for a more comfortable experience with false teeth.

In brief: Not necessarily...
This depends upon the type of false teeth received and upon the remaining natural teeth.
False teeth can dramatically improve one's appearance and chewing function. However, i would say there may be limitations still to prevent damage and to provide for a more comfortable experience with false teeth.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: Perhaps
It depends upon what you are referring to as "false teeth".
Most people use that term to refer to full dentures. They are the worst option and never feel like natural teeth although many patients can eat everything they want to, just not as well. Implant supported restorations however, can usually be made to look as good and function as well as natural teeth.

In brief: Perhaps
It depends upon what you are referring to as "false teeth".
Most people use that term to refer to full dentures. They are the worst option and never feel like natural teeth although many patients can eat everything they want to, just not as well. Implant supported restorations however, can usually be made to look as good and function as well as natural teeth.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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