With Halloween just around the corner, you may be stocking up on candy for trick-or-treaters … and maybe a little for yourself.
If you are missing teeth or are wearing traditional dentures, enjoying those treats could be a problem. To bite and chew effectively, you need strong teeth … or at least secure and stable replacement teeth. This is why we offer dental implants as part of our restorative care.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of implants. To discover how you can get implants, schedule a consultation at either Davenport Dental Group office in Laredo, TX. Call the Junction Drive office at 956-242-6745 or the Winfield office at 956-517-2695.
What You Are Missing
If you are missing teeth or are relying on traditional dentures, you are likely already aware of how different this is than eating with teeth. When you want to bite or chew something, teeth make that easier to do.
When you have no teeth, your diet can become severely limited. Even if you enjoy soup, mashed potatoes, and pudding, you probably don’t want to eat those things for every meal.
Are dentures better than nothing? Yes, but there are limits to what dentures can do. Dentures can restore your smile, but studies have shown that people with dentures only generate about one-fourth of the biting power as people with a full set of teeth.
So, what does that mean? It means that biting into an apple could pull your dentures out of your mouth. Even if your dentures don’t come out, the fact that they can shift around is part of the reason you may have trouble chewing. You might still be able to eat steak, but you may have to chew longer before you swallow each bite.
Dentures adhesives can help somewhat, but they also can affect the taste of your food. This also doesn’t address an unseen part of your problem. When you have dentures, you are at risk of losing bone tissue in your jaw. That changes the shape of your, which affects how you dentures fit over time.
Add Some Security To Your Smile
Would you like to restore nearly all of your biting power? Do you want to be able to eat anything you want, whether that’s Halloween candy, corn on the cob, or crispy fried chicken?
If you said yes, then you need to ask about getting dental implants. Implants function as artificial roots for replacement teeth.
With a series of implants, you can secure a set of dentures and establish a direct connection from your jawbone to your dentures. This anchors your dentures in place, and it prevents the kind of bone loss that we mentioned above.
By getting dental implants, your replacement teeth can both look and feel more like the real thing. You shouldn’t worry about whether or not you can eat what you want. With implant-supported dentures, you can feel confident than things will stay where they should.
To discover was they can do, start with a consultation at Davenport Dental Group. Contact us online or call the office closest to you.