I have dentures. They’re pretty new so it might be a matter of just adapting to them, but I’m having the hardest time chewing. Is that normal? My dentist said they’re as tight as they can be, Will it get easier?
Drew – Massachusetts
It’s possible that your dentist did get them as snug fitting as possible. Even the best fitting dentures reduce your chewing capacity by 50%. It’s just the nature of dentures.
There are things that can be done about it. If you’re set on dentures, you might consider getting implant supported dentures. They will help stabilize them.
If you want something that is top of the line and very secure, my suggestion would be to get dental implants. These are like having your natural teeth back and you’ll be able to chew anything.
This blog is borught to you by Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.