Traveling exposes us to new ideas, different cultures and expands our thinking. Many of us look forward to our “golden years” for the opportunity to travel and see different places and things. Whether you long to visit the great Pyramids in Egypt, sample wines in the Tuscan region of Italy, or take a Safari through Africa, there are few things more exciting than planning a trip. For many of us, tasting the local cuisine of wherever we happen to be visiting is a large and important part of the trip!
However, terrorism and the resulting changes in airline policies and procedures have succeeded in taking some of the glamour out of traveling. The truth is that traveling now involves a hassle factor that cannot be denied. This does not take the pleasure out of traveling, but requires a certain amount of patience and the right mental attitude to endure.
Medical problems can also make traveling a bit more difficult. If you wear dentures, the possibility of them coming loose or even worse, coming out during a trip can make traveling more stressful, especially if you are traveling outside of the United States or to remote places where dental care is not readily available. Then there is the added hassle of packing denture adhesive creams and getting them through security. Additionally, wearing dentures can limit your diet and force you to exclude some foods that are hard to chew.
If you are currently wearing dentures and long to travel, you may want to consider investing in dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The best part is that they provide a permanent solution to missing teeth that enable patients to laugh, eat and smile and travel with confidence. Dental implants have a 95% to 98% success rate, and are the most advanced tooth replacement system ever developed.
Talk to an Oral Surgeon today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Bon Voyage!