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Can You Eat Steak With False Teeth?

by Williams, Daily & Frazier on Dec 8, 2022 4:45:00 AM

Unfortunately, if you have traditional tooth replacements such as dentures, some of your favorite foods (like steak) can be difficult to chew. However, dental implants are firmly rooted in your jawbone so you can eat virtually anything! Read on to learn about some of the foods that will be no problem for you to enjoy with dental implants as well as those when you should take care.

Juicy Steaks - No Problem

A perfectly grilled steak is a thing of beauty. The exterior is crisp and caramelized, while the interior is juicy and flavorful. Sadly, many people who have lost their natural teeth miss out on this experience.

Thankfully, dental implants provide a solution.

With implants, you can once again enjoy a steak that’s been cooked to perfection. Just remember that the longer you cook the meat, the tougher it will be to eat. If you’re still getting used to your implants, stick to medium-rare or medium steaks, which will be easier to chew.

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a true classic, but it can be almost impossible to eat for patients with dentures. With dental implants, you can eat corn on the cob, but there is still a chance of kernels getting stuck between your implants and your gums.

If this occurs, it can be irritating and uncomfortable, which is why you may want to consider cutting the corn off the cob.

Fruits and Vegetables

When you think of foods that are good for your teeth, apples and celery may not be the first things that come to mind. However, these crunchy fruits and vegetables can actually be great for people with dental implants. Their rough texture acts as a natural toothbrush, scrubbing away plaque and bacteria. Plus, the act of crunching stimulates saliva flow, which helps to protect your teeth against decay and gum disease.

Not sure? Ask the dentist

When it comes to your smile, there's no such thing as being too cautious. If you have any doubts about what foods to avoid with dental implants, simply ask your dentist for guidance. They will be able to assess your individual situation and make tailored recommendations.

If your implants are still in the healing process, it's especially important to be careful about what you eat.

Hard, crunchy, or sticky foods can put unnecessary stress on the implant site and delay healing. However, once your implants have fully healed, you'll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods without worry. With proper care, they can last for decades. So if you're ever unsure about something, don't hesitate to ask your dentist for advice.

Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental is a family and cosmetic dentist in Raleigh, NC with a dedicated team of dentists, assistants, hygienists and administrators who are enthusiastic in their commitment to their patients. We offer dental implants, Invisalign teeth straightening, in-office and home teeth whitening options, and Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
Contact Williams, Daily & Frazier at (919) 846-9070 for more information and to schedule an appointment today.