Problems with chewing can be incredibly frustrating, as they make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, share meals with friends and family, and get adequate nutrition to stay healthy. There are a variety of different reasons you may find it uncomfortable or even painful to chew food. Luckily, the various options we offer for restoring missing, decayed, or damaged teeth can also restore your full ability to chew normally.
WHAT CAUSES PROBLEMS WITH CHEWING?
Tooth decay and gum disease weaken your teeth and damage your enamel. When this occurs, you may experience heightened sensitivity to sugar or to hot and cold foods and drinks. This is due to the tooth decay or gum disease eating away at your protective enamel, exposing the pulp of your teeth where your nerve endings are found.
You may also have difficulty chewing as a result of a misaligned bite. Whether you have a genetically uneven jaw or bite issues due to teeth grinding, TMJ disorder, or an injury, chewing can become extremely uncomfortable when your teeth do not line up, or if your teeth are worn down, damaged, or cracked.
Finally, problems with chewing can also be traced to poorly fitting dentures. If your dentures feel loose or frequently slip, it is important to come see us for an adjustment to ensure that you do not continue to have difficulty chewing or speaking.
HOW TOOTH RESTORATION CAN HELP
Since many of the causes of chewing issues are related to decayed or damaged teeth, it should come as no surprise that restoring your smile also restores your ability to chew with ease. Whether you have cracked teeth, missing teeth due to decay or gum disease, or otherwise damaged teeth that are making it difficult for you to chew normally, our office can help. We will perform a thorough oral examination to determine the best restorative treatment for you, whether that includes dental implants, bridges, veneers, or a new pair of properly fitting dentures. Call us today to learn how we can help solve your problems with chewing.