One of our favorite holidays is coming up late this month. Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on the things we are grateful to have in our lives — family, friends, … and delicious food.
In all seriousness, being able to eat a wide variety of foods is important for your health and your quality of life. Whether you prefer turkey or ham, corn on the cob or carrots, cookies or caramel apple pie, you want to be able whatever you are in the mood to eat.
We are mentioning this because many people have come to us because they were tired of loose-fitting dentures. They wanted to be able to bite into a crisp apple or comfortably chew a piece of chicken. By getting dental implants from Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater, you can feel confident that you can eat whatever you put on your plate.
Call 360-229-5861 to schedule a consultation at our office in Tumwater, WA.
Eat Without Worry
Often, people are happy when they first get their dentures. They fit correctly, and they are definitely better than no teeth at all.
New dentures stay mostly where they should, so you can eat many things, even if you can’t eat everything you might like. Over time, dentures tend to become looser and slide around more. Denture adhesives can help, but these adhesives can have an aftertaste that can change the flavor of what you’re eating.
Research has shown that people who have dentures only restore about 25 percent of their biting power (compared to when they had all their teeth). In contrast, people with implant-supported dentures can restore nearly all their biting power.
From a practical standpoint, that means you can comfortably eat the foods that you like when you have implants to keep your dentures secure and stable. Plus, you won’t need adhesives to keep your dentures from sliding around.
How Implants Help
Implants take the place of the roots of your missing teeth. They are placed directly in your jawbone. As a result, they are able to anchor your dentures in your mouth. With implants, your dentures still look natural, and they are able to function like real teeth, too.
Implants also do something else that’s important for your long-term oral health. When you bite and chew with implant-supported, the implants press into your jawbone. This is good because your jaw responds to that pressure by making new bone tissue. Without implants, your jaw doesn’t make new bone tissue. That leads to bone loss, which is why your dentures become looser with time.
Enjoy The Holidays For Years To Come
When your family and friends get together for during the holiday season, you want to enjoy every moment. That includes eating those special treats that only get made at this time of year.
We want you to eat what you would like, which is why we hope you will come to Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater to get dental implants for your dentures. Contact us online or call 360-229-5861 to request a consultation. That could be your first step to more secure teeth replacements.