Imagine yourself at a summer cookout with family and friends …
There’s a nice spread of food, and your only dilemma is deciding what to put on your plate.
Everything looks delicious, and you’re grateful to know that you can eat whatever you would like. Thanks your dental implants, you can bite and chew any food your heart — or stomach — desires.
If you are missing teeth or are sick of fighting with loose-fitting dentures, then you should contact our team in Fort Smith, AR. Implants have given many of our patients more than just great smiles. Implants have improved their quality of life as well.
To find out if you are a good candidate for this restorative service, schedule a consultation at Dental Health of Fianna. Call 479-262-9101 today to get started.
Know What You’re Missing
Dentures and dental bridges have been used to replace missing teeth for centuries. Over that time, the materials used to make these restorations have improved a lot. Today’s dentures and bridges look much more like natural teeth.
Dental bridges are great for replacing one or a few teeth. They are anchored in place to nearby teeth. Unfortunately, when traditional bridges wear out, it’s often necessary to grind down more teeth to make the replacement bridge.
Traditional dentures, on the other hand, rest over your gums. With time, they are more likely to slip and slide, which can make eating and even speaking more challenging. Partial dentures are usually held in place with hooks that attach to healthy teeth. While this can be effective, it also can cause wear and tear to the teeth you still have.
The bigger long-term issue with these teeth replacements is something you can’t see. Without replacements for the roots of your lost teeth, you also lose bone in your jaw. That changes the shape of our mouth, which affects how your replacement teeth fit.
This is also one of the biggest reasons to get dental implants.
Build Stronger Replacement Teeth
Implants were designed to replace your lost roots. They are placed directly in your jawbone. This creates a direct connection between your replacement teeth and your jaw. That also provides the stimulation needed to stop bone loss.
As a result, your implants are also held securely in place. Since they can support a crown, a bridge, or dentures (depending on how many teeth you need to replace), your restorations will function more like natural teeth as well.
That’s why you can eat anything you want at the next cookout or family picnic. It’s also why you can speak naturally and normally as well.
And if your dentures or your bridge does wear out, you just simply replace them. You don’t have to touch any of your other teeth since your implants can last the rest of your life with proper care.
Feel Like Yourself Again
When you can say what you mean to say and eat what you want to eat, you feel more confident in everyday situations. Dental implants can restore that confidence along with your smile.