Dentures Vs. Dental ImplantsDentures are not a substitute for natural teeth; they are a substitute for having no teeth at all.
Gums were never intended to withstand chewing forces--people with dentures can generate only 15-25 lbs. of chewing force, compared to the 125 lbs. of chewing force that natural teeth can. That's why fibrous foods, like meats, fresh vegetables, lettuce and unpeeled fruit, which take up to 60-70 lbs. of force to chew through, are so difficult to manage with dentures.
With dental implants holding your teeth in, you can order from the entire menu!
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309