The holiday season is a great time to reflect on the good things in your life. As you see people do with New Year’s resolutions, it’s also an opportunity to think about ways you can better yourself with an eye on the upcoming year.
Speaking of bettering yourself, your smile and your oral health could get quite a boost if you decided to pursue dental implants as a tooth replacement option. Keep reading to learn why dental implants give you a lot to be thankful for during the holidays or any other time of year.
Have Confidence in Your Smile
Dentures can slip out of place in your mouth when you talk and eat, while a dental bridge can cause tooth sensitivity. On the other hand, since they are fused to your jawbone, dental implants provide great stability so that you can talk up a storm while trying that new restaurant with your friends.
Savor the Freedom of Enjoying Your Favorite Foods
At those big sit-down occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, there are sure to be so many delicious dishes and you’re going to want to try them all. With dental implants, you have the biting power to partake in any main course, side dish, or dessert. Dentures restore about 30 percent of your natural chewing force, while dental implants boost you up to 75 percent or more! Never worry about causing a scene at the family meal because you shouldn’t have tried to eat those pork ribs and ended up heading to see the emergency dentist.
You are Better Equipped to Sidestep Oral Health Issues
Dental implants promote oral health and lower your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Speaking of developing, when you get dental implants, it stimulates bone growth in your jaw. On the other hand, if you suffer tooth loss and do not promptly seek a replacement, you naturally begin to lose mass in your jawbone.
Stabilize the Teeth Around Your Implant
The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift towards it. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, ability to chew, and appearance. When you get a dental implant to fill that space, the teeth on either side of it are supported to bring essential stability to your smile.
Secure a Long-Term Smile Solution
When you take good care of them, dental implants have a longer lifespan than any other form of tooth replacement due to their strength and durability. While the ceiling on a dental bridge or denture is about seven years, dental implants can last decades and potentially the rest of your life.
Dental implants provide numerous benefits, and they are absolutely worth being thankful for. To learn more about them and see if you are a good candidate for an implant procedure, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Frisco.
About the Author
Dr. Brett Amedro earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Amedro was awarded for excellence in dental school for his work specifically with dental implants and during a post-graduate residency, he received advanced training for them. If you are interested in dental implants, Dr. Amedro handles all placement and restoration in one location, plus insurance is accepted and affordable payment plans are offered. To schedule a consultation for the premier tooth replacement option, visit his website or call (970) 668-1010.