We realize that Thanksgiving may be a different experience in 2020 than it has been in previous years. We hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones in person or virtually.
Looking forward to when the world returns to normal, we want you to be able to enjoy everything that the holidays have to offer. That certainly includes the food.
Would you prefer to pile your plate with everything you want? You should be able to savor Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham, stuffing, and so many desserts. That may seem like a dream if you are missing teeth or you have conventional dentures.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can feel confident eating what you like and know you can bite and chew it as well as someone with a full set of healthy teeth. Dental implants can give you back your bite.
Talk to one of our doctors to discover whether you are a good candidate for implants. Call 770-738-4103 to set up your consultation at Inspiring Smiles in Cumming, GA.
The Implant Advantage
Modern dental implants have been helping patients since the 1960s. In fact, the first person who received these implants had them for the rest of his life, which was more than 40 years later. Innovative procedures and advantages in technology have made these artificial tooth roots even better.
In other words, implants are a tooth replacement option that can provide lifelong benefits for you.
Dental restorations like dentures and bridges only replace part of your missing teeth. Specifically, they replace the part you can see. Without something to replace your missing roots, you aren’t preventing some long-term issues that affect your oral health.
Roots help to anchor your teeth in your mouth. They also promote jaw health by pressing into your jawbone when you bite and chew. That pressure causes your jaw to create new bone tissue. That new tissue is essential for keeping your jaw strong since old tissue is resorbed into your body.
With traditional dentures and bridges, you are still missing that connection to your jaw. Neither can prevent the deterioration of your jaw over time. This is why denture wearers regularly have their dentures relined and why their faces can change over time as their jaws shrink.
Implants give you effective root replacement. This provides the stimulation your jaw need to remain strong and healthy. In return, that strong jaw keeps your implants secure, which makes them a stable support system for your replacement teeth.
The connection to your jaw also allows you to generate nearly as much bite force as someone with all their real teeth. That is why you can feel confident about eating whatever you want when you have implants.
The Right Fix For Your Missing Teeth
Another bit of good news is that advances in dental technology mean more people than ever can take advantage of what implants have to offer. At our office, we have used implants to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. No matter how many teeth you are missing, you can get an implant to help.
You also have a choice of implant options:
- Standard Implants – These are can be used to support any kind of restoration for a patient who has a healthy jaw with enough bone tissue to hold the implants in place.
- Mini Dental Implants – If you have experienced bone loss already, your jaw may not be able to support standard implants. Mini implants are smaller, so they can be used when standard implants aren’t a viable option.
- All-On-4® Implants – This is an advanced procedure that involves the strategic placement of four implants so you get the maximum support from each one. This also can allow you to get your implants and a set of dentures on the same day.
Our doctors will be happy to assess your situation and answer any questions you may have about your treatment options. Together, we can give you back your smile and your strong bite.