November 20, 2020
Your teeth are meant to last forever, but that isn’t a reality for many Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, missing teeth is still a prevalent problem. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, your confidence wasn’t the only thing lost along with your teeth. Your diet might not include certain foods because they became almost impossible to chew. Although traditional prosthetics replaced your teeth, they still don’t feel natural. You don’t need to avoid your favorite foods on Thanksgiving. Instead, you can gain the next best thing to your real teeth. This holiday season, experience the difference when eating with dental implants.
Traditional Treatments VS Dental Implants
Traditional dental prosthetics have undergone several improvements over the years to look and feel more realistic than ever, however, they will always have their limitations because they only replace the portions of the teeth visible above the gum line.
A dental implant goes a step further to replicate the root of a missing tooth. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jaw to serve as a root. Your bone fuses to the post to provide a stable foundation for your new tooth. You’ll regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force to relish everything on your plate.
What Foods Can I Eat with Dental Implants?
You can eat almost anything with dental implants; however, your biting force will not be 100%, so there are a few things you’ll need to avoid, such as:
- Chewy or hard candies
Other than that, you can eat almost anything, including apples, but be sure to cut them into smaller pieces instead of biting into them. Don’t forget to brush and floss after every meal to protect your investment from any unnecessary complications.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Treating the entire tooth structure allows dental implants to offer exceptional benefits that aren’t possible using a traditional method, like a fixed bridge, such as:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for decades with the right aftercare.
- Looks natural to smile without any apprehensions.
- Feels natural to enjoy a variety of foods.
- Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
- Preserves your jawbone to improve your oral health.
- Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
- Long-term solution for a cost-effective treatment.
Give Thanks to a Complete Smile
If you have lost a tooth or two over the years, you don’t need to dread the holidays. You can smile confidently and savor every bite of your meals by filling the gaps with dental implants. Invest in your quality of life using the most successful option to treat missing teeth.
About Dr. Jeffrey Skupny
Dr. Skupny earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has undergone advanced training in implantology to permanently treat tooth loss. He is also a member of the International Team of Implantology. If you’re ready to restore your smile, contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
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