It is October in Atlanta and Fall is in the air. The leaves are turning pretty hues of orange, red and yellow and the temperatures are finally dropping after a long hot summer. This means that the holiday season is just around the corner!
November, December and January are full of traditional American holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s Eve. These holidays bring us fun and festive times to get together and celebrate with family and close friends. What do all of these holidays have in common? The answer is food!
Each of these American holidays is associated with certain foods, although traditions may vary between families or ethnicities. For instance, turkey and cranberry sauce are usually associated with Thanksgiving while black-eyed peas and rice are a New Year’s tradition for many families. Whatever is served, the important part of enjoying the holidays is sharing meals with your family and those that you love.
Unfortunately, not everyone looks forward to the holidays. For patients who wear dentures or patients with missing teeth, meal times can be stressful and tedious. If tooth loss or dentures have taken the joy out of sharing holiday meals with friends and family members, you may want to talk to an oral surgeon about dental implants.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement system that provides for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The process involves inserting prosthetic anchors into your jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. Once the bone has healed and the anchor is securely in place, a crown, bridge or partial denture may be attached to the implant to take the place of a missing tooth or missing teeth.
If you are currently missing teeth or wearing dentures, there is no need to dread the holiday season this year. Contact an oral surgeon to get more information about dental implants and how they can benefit you. Happy Holidays!