Posted on 9/15/2015 by Dr. Dennison
|You have had teeth extracted and are now dealing with dental crowns, bridges, and lots of dental appointments. All that you know right now is that you are constantly in the office because a bridge cracked or a crown came loose or you have decay underneath a filling that needs to be repaired. All of the constant activity in your mouth, temporary fixes, and "permanent" solutions have made it very difficult to consume your favorite foods for fear of another tooth coming loose or breaking.
You know you cannot withstand yet another root canal or drill in your mouth, so you stop eating the foods you once enjoyed. If this sounds like the story of your life, it may be time to take control and learn to enjoy your favorite foods again. The best way to do this is with dental implants!
A Permanent Solution
The main difference between dental implants and many other alternatives for tooth replacement in your mouth is the permanency of the replacement. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, so unless you do something drastic, you will likely not need any type of replacement for this tooth. This means that you can enjoy your favorite foods with more stability because the implants are surgically placed, which means they will likely not come loose while you chew your favorite steak.
A Stable Solution
Dental implants are titanium screws which are placed in the jawbone. The screws are made from a material that naturally fuses with your jawbone. What this means for the future is that your jawbone and the implant will basically become one. The stability that this provides cannot be rivaled with any other tooth replacement as implants are the only solution that provides actual "roots" for your new tooth.
A Simple Solution
Many people think that dental implants are too invasive or involve too much work so they do not opt for that choice when it comes time to replacing their teeth. If you look at it as the time that you put into obtaining the implants as an investment for later, it will not seem like such hard work. Yes, it does take between 6 months to a year to complete the entire process, but after it is complete, you will be able to eat your favorite foods, smile with ease, and take care of your teeth just like you did when you had your natural teeth. Implants are not high maintenance and will not require frequent visits to our office. In the end, you will likely save more time with implants than any other solution!
Dental implants provide patients with a large variety of benefits, of which the most important for many people is the ability to eat their favorite foods. You will no longer be restricted to soft, easy to chew foods. You can have all of your favorites as long as you take proper care of them. Just as when you had natural teeth, you need to brush and floss your implants as decay and infection can still occur to the tissue and bone that hold the implants in place. With proper care, the implants will be able to last for many years to come, which means that you can put dental work on the bottom of your to-do list and get back to enjoying life one meal at a time!
If you are ready to take charge of your life and stop dealing with dental emergencies or missing out on your favorite foods, please call us for a consultation regarding dental implants to see if you are a good candidate for this dental restoration!