We are hitting the home stretch of 2019. The end of the year also means there will be lots of food involved in celebration and family gatherings.
Whether you are trying to avoid the temptation of leftover Halloween candy, looking forward to some Thanksgiving turkey, or thinking about Christmas cookies, there’s plenty of reason to want to eat comfortably.
For people who are missing teeth or only have traditional dentures, however, biting and chewing can be a challenge in and of themselves. On the other hand, you can get something to change that for many Halloweens, Thanksgivings, and Christmases to come. You can get dental implants at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry in Charlotte, NC.
To discover if implants are a good option for you, call 704-766-8662 today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
Eat What You Want
Implants allow you to do some important things. These are good for the quality of your everyday life.
Research has shown that people who have implant-supported dentures can bite with practically the same force as someone who has a full set of healthy teeth. In contrast, people with traditional dentures can only generate about one-fourth of the biting power as someone with all their teeth.
In other words, you bite into anything you want to eat when you have implants. You can chew foods comfortably, too. That means biting into a caramel apple or chewing a bite of delicious Thanksgiving turkey won’t be a concern.
The stability that comes with dental implants has other important benefits as well. When your replacement teeth don’t shift and slide around, you speak more confidently, too. We’ve met many patients who were hesitant to talk because they worried that their dentures would move around or even fall out. People who have implants don’t have that concern.
The Root Of The Matter
Natural teeth are made up of the crown, which is the part of the tooth that is visible, and the roots, which are embedded in your jawbone and hiddle by your gums. Your roots anchor your teeth in your mouth, and they stimulation your jawbone. That encourages new bone growth, which keeps your jaw healthy and strong.
When you lose teeth, but replace them with dentures, you are only replacing the crowns of your teeth. From a cosmetic standpoint, this can give you back a complete smile. In time, most people also come to understand how having dentures isn’t the same as having new teeth.
By getting implants, you can replace the lost roots of your teeth as well. As a result, your implant-supported dentures function like natural teeth, so you can feel like yourself again.
Enjoy More Food
Don’t let your teeth replacements limit your diet. With dental implants, you can eat the variety of foods that are good for your health … as well as the foods you really enjoy.