One of the first things we learn how to do after our teeth begin to come in is chew our food. We learn this at such an early age that many of us take the skill for granted. Like all things necessary in life, the ability to chew your food is something you don’t really think about until you can’t do it anymore. Loose or missing teeth can make chewing your food difficult, painful, or, in some cases, impossible. If you’re suffering from tooth loss that’s giving you hard time chewing your food, visit Dr. Calvin Bessonet to help you replace your missing tooth or full arch of your teeth and help you chew your food properly again.

If you’re having a hard time chewing, first thing to understand is that’s not normal. You should be able to chew whatever you want no matter how hard or soft and you shouldn’t have any pain or discomfort or worry. If you’re having problems chewing there’s a solution to that so we need to figure out what the problem is. It may be that you simply need a fill in, you may need a crown, you may need a root canal or you may need a tooth replacement. Maybe you’re missing a few teeth and we can replace those teeth with implants, with brushed dentures or bridges. We have options for each patient. If you’re having trouble chewing, that’s not a good thing. That’s what we do, we can make it to where you can chew whatever you want.

Regular Dental Visits

Through regular dental care visits with Ascension Premier Dental, you will be able to make sure that your teeth and smile are in the best condition they can be in. Any issue that may arise will be identified and taken care of by Dr. Calvin Bessonet. You can be sure that your smile is in good hands with Ascension Premier Dental.

Dietary Consultation

In addition to helping you take care of your teeth, Ascension Premier Dental also offers nutrition tips to take some of the wear and tear off of your smile. Sugary and starchy foods contribute to plaque buildup, while some acidic foods can damage the teeth. We will help you identify those foods and find the happy medium for how much of them you can eat and still keep your smile healthy.

Dental Implants

Taking proper care of your teeth throughout your life will allow you to be able to chew without difficulty, but some people have had issues with their teeth through no fault of their own. Whether it is an accident at home, a sports injury, or just a fluke incident, Ascension Premier Dental is able to help you get your smile back.

Dental implants are a wonderful option in helping people regain their ability to fully chew food. Through this procedure, Ascension Premier Dental is able to give you the look, feel, and functionality of real teeth. No more issues chewing, and your smile will never look better.


One common way to relieve chewing difficulties is through the use of dentures. This is not always the best solution, however. Dentures can shift and make chewing some foods difficult as well. The adhesives used to keep dentures in place can be messy and a pain to deal with. Talk with Dr. Bessonet about how to secure your dentures using dental implants.

Give Ascension Premier Dental a call today at 225-963-5548, or use the contact form to get yourself on the road to pain-free chewing and a worry-free smile.