For many people, Halloween is one of their favorite times of the year. You get to dress up as someone or something else, and there’s candy. Lots of candy.
If you are missing teeth or you have traditional dentures, you may not be able to enjoy any of these treats … or many other foods.
We want you to be able to eat the foods that you want to eat (including the occasional treat). The best way to do that could be implant-supported dentures. You can get them at our Huntsville, AL dentist office.
To get started, call 256-801-0002 to set up a consultation with Jennifer Perkins, DDS.
From Bad To Worse
Living without teeth is rough. You can’t eat many foods that you want to eat because you can’t bite into it and you can’t chew it.
Traditional dentures can help, but it’s not the same as having a full set of teeth. Dentures slide around, which can still make eating many foods difficulty. Even with a denture adhesive, your biting power is limited. (And from what many patients have told us, the adhesive can leave a bad taste in your mouth.)
While those things are annoying, they can lead to unhealthy consequences. When your diet is limited, you may not be getting the nutrients that you need. Think about it, many vegetables would be hard to bite or chew without a strong bite. When you consider that dentures can slide around when you are speaking, it shouldn’t be a surprise that biting into an apple or chewing carrots may prove to be futile.
In the long-term, a bigger problem could be developing that you can’t see. Tooth loss can lead to bone loss, which is one of the reasons dentures become looser with time. Without something to replace the roots of your teeth, your jawbone will not be stimulated to make new bone tissue.
Rebuild & Restore More Than Your Smile
Getting dental implants can make a huge difference in your daily life. Implants were designed to replace the roots of your missing teeth. Like roots, implants are embedded directly in your jawbone. (Don’t worry. this procedure is done with dental sedation, so you won’t feel anything.)
Together, your implants provide a secure and stable support system for your replacement teeth. This allows you to generate much more power when you bite and chew.
From a practical standpoint, this means you can eat what you want when you want. It also means you won’t need to worry about your new teeth moving around when you are talking to someone.
Having implants also replicates the stimulation once provided by your roots. That can prevent the bone loss that often occurs when someone loses teeth or only has traditional dentures.
Feel Like Yourself Again
With dental implants, your dentures can look and feel like natural teeth. You can feel confident that you can eat what you want without worry.