This time of year can be really demanding on your teeth. You need a full set of strong, healthy teeth to enjoy delicious Thanksgiving dinner and holiday platters.
That’s why our team at S&G Family Dentistry wants to make sure you know about dental implants in our Leawood dental office!
Why Your Holidays Need Dental Implants!
With a long line of turkey legs and crisp harvest vegetables ahead of you, you need a tooth replacement option that’s up to the challenge!
Dental implants are the best solution for anyone with missing teeth, whether it’s just one tooth or all of them. Here are a few reasons why!
They Allow You To Eat What You Want
When it comes to Thanksgiving, or even holidays in general, this is a biggie! Food is a staple of most holidays, and not being able to enjoy all of it will make you feel left out of one of life’s simplest pleasures!
Dental implants fuse to your bone for maximum stability, allowing you to eat anything you want. They offer physical and emotional security because you can chew with almost the same bite force as real teeth, and you won’t have to worry about the mortifying problem of slippery dentures.
They Make You Look And Feel Great
Without all of your teeth, there are inevitable hurdles that you face, especially around the holidays.
First, if you’re missing one or more teeth, eating is likely going to be uncomfortable, not enjoyable. What’s more is that it’s going to limit your food options. Thanksgiving and the weeks that follow are just not the time to live that way!
Second, missing teeth makes you feel insecure and anxious. Again, this isn’t how anyone should have to feel around the holidays!
Dental implants can allow you to avoid both of these problems. They fill empty spaces to complete your smile with natural-looking restorations that will look great, both in person and in pictures. You’ll feel more confident and have the peace of mind to really focus on the quality time that you have with people you care about most.
They Can Keep You Healthy
As unpleasant as it sounds, your mouth is full of harmful bacteria that delight in dark empty spaces. That’s where they can thrive by feeding off particles and debris from your food and drinks. Eventually, this process creates acids that attack your tooth enamel and can also lead to gum disease.
Since gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, it’s so important to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible to keep your remaining teeth intact. Dental implants are placed inside your jawbone, which makes them the optimum choice for preserving your bones, gums, and your teeth overall.
And since dental implants are also synthetic roots for your teeth, you care for your replacements just like you do natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. This is a far more convenient option than removable dentures that require daily cleaning to prevent the spread of germs and infection.
They Can Last For A Lifetime
If you’re missing one tooth, a dental bridge can be just the right solution. If you’re missing many teeth or need to replace an entire upper or lower set, traditional dentures may suit your needs perfectly.
But dental bridges can fail or break, and removable dentures will need to be replaced every few years to maintain a proper fit. Dental implants, however, can last you the rest of your life. Over the long run, that means fewer dental appointments and a lower maintenance solution.
Call Us TODAY For A Consultation!
We’ve reminded you today just how demanding this time of year is on your teeth. But the truth is, if you’ve been dealing with tooth loss, you already know this. In fact, you know it all too well.
The natural next step is to schedule a consultation for a stronger, lasting solution. Dental implants at S&G Family Dentistry can give you back the life you knew before you lost any teeth.
You can fill your plate with your favorite foods without worrying about potential embarrassment, pain, or discomfort. You can pose for pictures with your family and friends. You can be introduced to new people without feeling judged about the large spaces between your teeth.
In other words, your life can have some normalcy again. That means enjoying this Thanksgiving and the following holiday season without being preoccupied about loose dentures or an incomplete smile.