Are new teeth on your grown up Christmas list this year? Has the pain and embarrassment of living with missing teeth caused you to withdraw from others and from social situations? Has eating become tedious and potentially embarrassing due to slipping dentures? Are you tired of dealing with sticky, gooey denture adhesive creams? If so, maybe this year is the time to give yourself one of the greatest gifts…new teeth.
After all, our teeth affect many aspects of our lives. Most of us don’t realize this until we are faced with tooth loss. We take for granted the fact that we are able to eat the foods we want and smile, talk and laugh with confidence. It is only when we lose our teeth that we realize the important role they play in our everyday functions and interactions.
While dentures, partial dentures and bridges are all options for replacing missing teeth, the only permanent solution is dental implants. Dental implants also have many other benefits over other tooth replacement systems. Dental implants allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like normal teeth. Therefore, patients with dental implants do not have to modify their diets and can eat the foods they love without worry. Dental implants do not require the use of adhesive creams since they are permanently anchored in a patient’s jawbone. Patients with dental implant supported replacement teeth do not have to worry about them slipping or falling out.
If you are interested in giving yourself the gift of healthy teeth this holiday season, contact a qualified oral surgeon in your local area. Many oral surgery practices offer financing options that allow patients to pay for their dental implants over time. Happy Holidays!