We are grateful for a lot of things. Our family and friends are at the top of that list.
At the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS, we’re also grateful to be part of a team of dental professionals who are dedicated to improving the lives of our wonderful patients. One of the ways we do that is through full-mouth reconstruction.
This is possible because of some of the incredible advances in restorative dentistry. We have seen how repairing someone’s smile can mean rebuilding their self-confidence and renewing their quality of life.
To experience this for yourself, start by calling 256-801-0002 to schedule a consultation at our Huntsville, AL dentist office.
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays at least in part because of all the delicious food we get to eat. Whether you prefer turkey or ham, corn or dressing, casseroles or cranberry sauce, we want you to be able to eat whatever you like.
When you are missing teeth or have loose-fitting dentures, however, your options can feel limited. Sure, we love mashed potatoes, but that’s only one of the things we want on our plate when Thanksgiving rolls around.
Dental implants can make a huge difference. Implants can be used to secure dentures, bridges, or crowns. You can have replacement teeth that both look like the real thing and allow you to bite and chew naturally. That can give you the confidence to speak up when you have something to say and to put anything you want on your plate.
Rejuvenate Your Bite
Modern crowns, bridges, and dentures are made with materials that look like natural teeth, but they are missing something important. They don’t replace the roots of your lost teeth.
This is where dental implants come into play. Implants were designed to replace your missing roots. When they are placed in your jawbone, they provide some important benefits that you can’t get from restorations alone.
When you have implants, you are able to reproduce the way roots once stimulated your jaw. When you bite or chew, your implants press into your jawbone. Your jaw responds by making new bone tissue. This prevents bone loss, and it keeps your jawbone from shrinking.
When your jaw is healthy and strong, it holds your implants securely in your mouth. When your dentures or other restorations are attached to your implants, you have a direct connection to your jaw. As a result, you are able to put more power into each bite and chew. That power is why you can feel confident about eating anything you want at Thanksgiving, at home, or when dining out with friends.
Eat Anything You Would Like
Through full-mouth reconstruction, you can begin to feel like yourself again. Dental implants hold your replacement teeth firmly in place. This lets you dine when and where you would like. It means you don’t have to pass on your favorite foods, and you can feel comfortable that your teeth will stay in position when you want to try something new.