We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, including eating all of your favorite foods.
And with more holiday celebrations arriving soon, we hope you are able to enjoy the delicious treats that come with the season.
People who are missing teeth or living with traditional dentures may have to pass on the festive cookies and skip some their favorite sides, however. If eating certain foods has become too difficult for you or someone you love, talk to Dr. Jerry Farrell about getting dental implants in Johnson City, NY.
With implants, you can eat the foods you love and feel like you’ve got real teeth once again. Call 607-304-3993 to get started with a consultation.
Feel Secure with Implants
Modern implants — sometimes call root-form implants — have been around since the 1960s. In that time, new innovations have made them better than ever. And they have been pretty good since the beginning. The first patient to get them had them for the rest of his life, which lasted another 40 years after he got those implants.
As replacements for the roots of your missing teeth, implants can and have changed what’s possible in restorative dentistry. From single tooth replacements to full-mouth reconstruction, you can feel confident that your new “teeth” will look, feel, and function like the real thing.
With implants in place, your crown, bridge, or set of dentures will remain securely in place. Your restorations will remain stable, and you won’t have to fool with adhesives, either.
To look at this another way: implants are an investment in your quality of life not just your smile.
Bring Back Your Bite
Many people will get partial or full dentures when they are missing several teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Many of them also learn pretty quickly that having dentures is not the same as having teeth.
Dentures can slip and slide around. Dentures often need adhesives to stay someone stable, but even that becomes less effective over time. The reason is that dentures alone don’t stop bone loss in your jaw. As that occurs, it changes how you dentures fit.
Research has shown that people with dentures can regain some of their biting power — about 20 percent. That’s certainly better than nothing, but it’s nowhere near enough to eat anything that you want.
In contrast, getting implant-supported dentures can conservatively help you regain 80 percent of your original biting power. Many patients regain 90 percent or even close to 100 percent over time.
All this means is that you can feel comfortable eating ordering a steak just the way you like it, adding those steamed veggies to your plate, or just grabbing a few holiday cookies for a snack. When you know your replacement teeth will stay in place, you can stop worrying about what you can and can’t eat.
Look forward to your family’s next gathering. Enjoy the company and the food when you have dental implants. In Johnson City, you can get them at Dr. Farrell’s office.