A few missing teeth can make it extremely challenging (if not impossible) to enjoy a nice juicy steak or bite into a freshly picked apple. Without a healthy set of teeth to bite and chew with, our nutritional intake can suffer a significant impact.
You Are What You Eat
The old saying “you are what you eat” has never been more true. As people age, they often must restrict their diets because of tooth loss. This can lead to consuming softer, processed foods that aren’t as good for your body. Not only that, but a soft diet isn’t good for your remaining teeth…it could cause them to get loose and fall out too!
It Takes More Than a New Set of Dentures
Conventional dentures (or “plates”) may seem like an affordable way to replace your missing teeth. Unfortunately, they can withstand only of a fraction of the biting forces that your natural teeth were once capable of.
But if you put those dentures on top of dental implants, as with an All-on-4® treatment, you can enjoy a secure full-mouth prosthesis that won’t ever rock out of place.
A Smart Investment for the Long Term
With dental implants you can replace your missing teeth and move on. You won’t have to worry about them needing to replaced every few years like a worn out denture. Instead, you can enjoy new “teeth” that are stronger than your real ones were and have the potential to last for the rest of your life.
No matter how many missing teeth you have, implants are an option. The artificial roots can support everything from a single tooth crown to a bridge or even an All-on-4® denture.
Ready to enjoy your favorite foods again? Visit Smiles by Hanna to learn more about dental implants in Gilbert.