When faced with tooth loss and eventual tooth replacement, one of the most frequent concerns involves dietary changes. With dentures, many people must avoid certain foods because they are difficult to eat or can cause the dentures to become loose due to uneven pressure on one side or in the front. With dental implants, however, this is no longer a concern.
Eating with Dental Implants
Dental implants have become increasingly possible since their introduction. One of the reasons for this is that implants allow you to eat whatever you want without discomfort or inconvenience. Implants feature a root portion that is set directly into the jawbone so your new teeth stay stationary and secure. You can bite down with your front teeth without dislodging the back teeth, and chew on one side or the other without worrying about dislodging or moving the opposite side. When faced with tooth loss and eventual tooth replacement, one of the most frequent concerns involves dietary changes.
Foods that are often difficult to eat or avoided with dentures, like corn on the cob or fresh apples, are easy to eat with implants. Implants work, feel, and look just like your natural teeth. They are a permanent, stationary, and natural-looking replacement for any missing teeth.
Other Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer other advantages to those in need of tooth replacement. They can easily replace a single tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth without having to disturb or restructure any adjacent teeth. With a traditional crown and bridge replacement, adjacent teeth must be fitted for crowns, which involves extensive restructuring.
Implants also allow your jawbone to continue growing normally. The root of your natural teeth stimulates bone tissue to regenerate, ensuring a strong, healthy jawbone. With dentures, this root is absent, so your jawbone tends to atrophy. Over time, this can lead to a dramatic change in the look of your face, as the lower jaw moves closer to the upper jaw. Sometimes this even leads to a sunken appearance. With implants, though, your bone remains healthy and the natural shape of your face is maintained over time.
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