The holidays are right around the corner bringing a plethora of opportunities to gather with friends and family in a variety of social situations, most of which are centered around food and eating. After all, who does not associate the holidays with food and eating? But what if eating in the presence of others makes you nervous and uneasy due to missing teeth or dentures? That can take the joy right out of the holiday season. If that is the case, then it is time for you to get some new teeth for the new year!
If you are missing teeth, chances are you try to hide your smile as much as possible. Missing teeth may also make it difficult to properly chew and digest certain foods. Maybe you have tried dentures to replace your missing teeth. While dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, they come with their own set of challenges including the fear that they will slip or fall out during meals. Then there is the reality of the need for messy denture adhesive creams. And maybe you just don’t like the way they look and feel.
If any of the above describes you, it is time for you to seriously consider dental implants. Dental implants serve as a replacement for missing tooth roots and thus provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care. Even if you have been told in the past that you are not a candidate for this life-changing procedure, it is worth another look. Advances in dental technology including 3D imaging now make dental implants a viable option for many patients who were ruled out in the past.
For more information regarding dental implants and to find out if you are a candidate, please call Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants or an oral surgeon in your local area. You may just be on your way to celebrating the new year with a new set of teeth!