We are already looking forward to Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful holiday, enjoying your time with family, friends, … and the food.

Of course, we want to spend time with our loved ones during this celebration, but the food is what makes Thanksgiving so great unless you aren’t able to eat what you really want to eat. For people who are missing teeth or living with loose-fitting dentures, that can be a serious challenge. If you are like us, you like mashed potatoes, but it’s not the only thing you want to put on your plate.

To feel confident about your next bite for next Thanksgiving and many holidays to come, talk to one of our doctors at Davenport Dental Group about dental implants. Call 956-242-6745 (Junction Drive) or 956-517-2695 (Winfield) to visit either of our offices in Laredo, TX.

Don’t Settle For A Shaky Smile

Sturdy houses start with solid foundations. Without that stability, a house would be vulnerable to all kinds of weather conditions. It could be moved more easily than it should. You certainly wouldn’t want to live in a house with a poor foundation.

In a way, replacement teeth are similar. Anyone who has had dentures for a reasonable amount of time has experienced how they can slip and slide around. This can help when you are speaking. This can happen when you are eating, which can make biting and chew more difficult.

Maybe you’ve experienced this, so you have used denture adhesives. As a temporary fix, this can be OK, but you know it’s not a permanent solution. Over time, you may need more and more adhesive to hold your dentures somewhat in place.

Even so, you can’t eat everything you would like to eat. Plus, many patients have told us that they don’t like how adhesives can interfere with the flavor of their food.

You can improve this situation but getting implants to anchor your replacement teeth in your mouth.

Build Your Foundation

Dentures rest outside your gums. They can give you a natural-looking smile, but you also deserve to restore the function of your missing teeth. To do that, you need to replace the missing roots as well. That’s exactly what implants were designed to do.

Implants are placed into your jawbone. As your body recovers from this procedure, the bone bonds to the implant. With your implants solidly held by your jaw, they create a secure foundation to support your teeth replacements. The direct connection to your jawbone also allows you to generate practically as much force as you could when you had a full set of healthy teeth.

That means you can bite into food without worrying that your teeth might be pulled out. You also can chew without it feeling like a chore. Plus, you won’t need any adhesives to hold your dentures in your mouth.

Take A Bite Of What You Want

You may not have time to get dental implants before this Thanksgiving. If you do decide to get them, we feel you will be grateful for many years to come. When you do, be sure to visit our team at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX. You can contact us online or call us at 956-242-6745 (Junction Drive) or 956-517-2695 (Winfield).