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How will my eating improve with dental implants?

29 Apr 2021

6 min read

By Dr. Marco Benigni
Specialist Oral Surgeon


Implants patients always experience a big improvement in their eating.

Like anything, there is a small period of readjustment.

How do dental implants affect eating and nutrition?

For example, when we perform an extraction on a patient it is maybe the first time they have experienced losing a tooth since they were a child.

Therefore, at first, it is an unusual feeling.

In the first day or so, the gap can feel larger than it is.

But, like anything, you will very quickly get used to it.

Can you eat normally with dental implants?

Dental implants patients often come from a situation of having no tooth or a denture or teeth with gum disease so there always a big improvement with eating.

Eating with dental implants feels relatively natural. But, at the same time, it can feel a bit different to eating with natural teeth.

There are a number of differences between a crown with an implant and a real tooth.

There is no nerve inside the tooth, there is no ligament and some other nerves are missing.

A patient with one implant will not feel any difference.

But in the hypothetical situation in which there are implants on one side of the mouth and all teeth on the other side of the mouth, the patient will feel the difference.


Of course, an implant will never be better than a tooth.

If a tooth cannot be restored then the implant becomes the best possible alternative.

If there is a strong possibility of saving the tooth, the tooth should always be saved.

It’s always best to try to save teeth ahead of opting for implants because there is always time for implants.

Learn to enjoy your food again with dental implants

But patients say that dental implant treatment changes their life in many ways.

One of those ways is in rediscovering the joy of eating!


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