Later this month, we celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is a time when people all across the United States come together.
It’s a time to spend with family and friends. It’s also a time to enjoy some delicious food.
When you sit down for your feast this year, ask yourself if you’ll be able to eat anything you want. If you have dentures, the answer (unfortunately) is likely to be no. Sure there will be things you can eat (mashed potatoes), but you may not be able to eat everything that you want.
Put What You Want On Your Plate
Whether you are sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal, dining a new restaurant, or just eating at home, you should be able to eat what you like. For the sake of your health, you also should be able to eat a variety of foods.
As many people with traditional dentures have learned, that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Research has shown that denture wearers can regain about 25 percent of the biting power of people who have a full set of teeth. However, people with implant-supported dentures can bite and chew with nearly the same force as people who have all their natural teeth.
With implants, you can feel confident about biting into some corn on the cob. You can feel comfortable chewing some delicious turkey or ham. You also can trust that you can snack on some peanuts, too.
When you know your dentures are secure and stable, you also won’t worry about your replacement teeth moving around when you’re talking.
Stabilize Your Dentures
Dental implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. Roots play an important role in your overall oral health.
When you bite and chew with natural teeth, your roots press in your jawbone. That stimulates new bone growth, which keeps your jaw strong. When you are missing teeth, you aren’t able to provide that stimulation, and as a result, you can lose bone mass in your jaw.
Dentures, by themselves, rest over your gums. They can complete your smile, but they aren’t stimulating your jawbone. By getting implants, you create a new connection to your jaw. That prevents bone loss, and your healthy jaw then keeps your implants secure. The result is a stable foundation of support for your dentures — no adhesives necessary.
Be Thankful For Your New Teeth
If you are tired of living with loose-fitting dentures, you need to make plans to visit Charles F. Betts Family Dentistry. If you are missing teeth, you should ask how you can get dental implants.
Revive your smile and regain your bite at the same time. Come to our office in Decatur, AL, so you eat the foods that you want once again. Call 256-274-8680 or contact us online to request your appointment.