Chewing Turkey with Dentures


Are you ready to spend some time with your friends and family this Thanksgiving? Here at Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL, we certainly are looking forward to the holiday season. There are delicious food to eat such as oven-roasted turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, artisan stuffing, and lots more.

In addition, there’s all the great times you’ll have with your friends and family. From sitting around the table telling childhood stories to playing a pickup game of touch football in the yard, there’s always something to do. But if you’re stuck in a pair of old or ill-fitting dentures, Thanksgiving can become a much more troubling time of year.

If you’re wearing older or outdated dentures, you may worry about them slipping out of your mouth at inopportune times. Can you imagine your embarrassment if they fell-out while you were sitting at the dinner table surrounded by your friends and family? Ill-fitting dentures can also cause irritation to your mouth and gums when you chew. That discomfort can be painful and lead you to avoid eating certain foods.

What happens when you can’t eat the foods you love? For one, your quality of life begins to suffer. Imagine a life without foods that you love; that means no corn beef on St. Patrick’s Day, no ham on Easter, and no turkey on Thanksgiving! That’s just no way to live life; but it doesn’t end there.

When you can’t eat certain foods, you may even start to suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition can occur when your diet lacks variety. If you’re worried about your dentures not fitting correctly, you may begin to avoid eating certain foods such as steak or other meats. Specifically hard foods, which contain fiber and protein, become difficult to chew. If you keep up such a routine for too long, malnutrition and other serious health problems may follow.

But ill-fitting dentures are a problem that can be solved. At Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL. we offer beautiful and affordable cosmetic dentures. With our dentures, you don’t have to worry about not being able to eat your favorite foods. But we believe in more than just the functional qualities of dentures. We know that dentures aren’t just a way to replace missing teeth; dentures can also play a vital role in improving your appearance.

Dentures are one of the most popular options in dentistry for a reason. Our quality dentures are not only affordable, they’re also effective. We can provide dentures without the need for lengthy or even invasive dental procedures. Our dentures can restore your ability to chew turkey, and give you the self-confidence you need to smile for your holiday photos.

Our dentures are a superior alternative to traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are only focused on filling in gaps caused by missing teeth; our cosmetic dentures do that and more. Cosmetic dentures are specially designed to improve your facial structure (and prevent that sucked-in look that is often associated with dentures). In addition, we use such realistic material that most of your friends will be completely unable to tell that they are dentures.

Are you wondering if cosmetic dentures can really improve your facial structure? The answer is yes. Teeth actually help to hold-up your face; when they are missing, your face starts to sag. This can cause wrinkles, lines, and otherwise make you look older. We can help erase this article again process by providing you with a set of custom-created cosmetic dentures.

If you need dentures, we offer several different options for our patients. We offer full dentures if you are missing all of your teeth. We also offer partial dentures if you only need to replace some of your teeth. Cosmetic dentures can rest on your gums like traditional dentures; or we can actually anchor them in place with dental implants. Implant-retained dentures allow you the peace of mind to know that your dentures will never slip or slide-out of place; that can help give you the confidence you need to smile and eat all the foods you love.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to learn more about cosmetic dentures? Then contact Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL. We can answer any questions you may have, and explain your various options. This Thanksgiving would it be nice to have a confident smile AND be able to chew your favorite foods? Call us at 251-241-0890 for an appointment.