You are eagerly anticipating a better summer in 2021 than the summer of last year. You want to spend time in person with family and friends. You want to enjoy a vacation.
And you want to be able to eat your favorite foods when you get-together for barbecue or just a meal out at a new restaurant.
If you have loose dentures or are missing teeth, then you know your bite may not be as strong as it once was. That can limit the options of what you can put on your plate.
You should feel free to eat anything you want. You can restore your smile and your strong bite when you get dental implants at our Arlington, TX dental office.
Your first step is scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors at Fielder Park Dental. Call 817-275-4817 to begin rebuilding your bite.
Enjoy the Benefits
Traditional dentures were the best teeth replacement option generations ago. Today, we know that they don’t provide the same kind of restorative benefits as implant-supported dentures.
What makes implants better?
First, implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. Dentures, by themselves, only replace the crowns of lost teeth. That can give you a complete smile, but that does not make them complete teeth replacements.
Our teeth also affect how we speak and what we can eat. When those “teeth” can slide around over our gums, then we may not be able to speak as clearly as we would like. This also makes it difficult to bite down or chew certain foods.
With implants, your replacement teeth are anchored directly to your jawbone. That keeps your new teeth firmly in place when you speak and when you eat. This can give you more confidence to speak up when you have something to say or to order what you really want when you are dining out. When you trust that your teeth won’t move around, it improves your quality of life.
Implants are equally important for what you don’t see. Without roots or root replacements, your jawbone receives no stimulation when you bite and chew. This can lead to bone loss, which alters the shape of your mouth. That is why dentures tend to become looser with time.
By getting implants, you are recreating the stimulation that your jaw needs to make new bone tissue. That keeps your jaw strong and healthy, which also keeps your implants secure.
Choose Your New Teeth
The right implant option for you depends on how many teeth you need to replace.
- Crown With Implant – To replace a single tooth, get one implant and a crown. This gives you complete tooth replacement.
- Implant-Supported Bridge – To replace multiple teeth, you want to get a few implants to support your bridge. This also means you don’t need to grind down other teeth like you would with a traditional bridge.
- Implant-Secured Dentures – If you are missing a complete arch of teeth, you should get a series of implants to create a solid foundation. Then, you can attach your dentures for a lifelike feel.
- All-on-4® Implants – This is an advanced placement technique for implants. By using just four implants, you can support your dentures and get a set of replacement teeth on the same day that you receive your implants.
Do More Than Restore Your Smile
Don’t waste any more time fumbling with loose dentures. Put away the denture adhesives. Get dental implants and feel like you have your real teeth again.