Do you enjoy going out to eat on the weekends? Maybe you enjoy that date night at your favorite restaurant. Are you shying away from these special dinners because of missing teeth and the pain caused when eating? You don’t have to miss out on these special meals anymore. With dental implants, you can enjoy your food again and get back to the life you had before tooth loss.
What Can I Eat with Dental Implants?
When you have missing teeth, eating can become a painful experience. Whether you are missing one or several, eating the foods you enjoy daily could turn into a nightmare. The holes left behind allow food to hit your gums and can make cuts in the tissue, causing pain while eating and for days afterward while these cuts heal.
Dental implants are attached to the bone where the roots of your natural teeth were, using an abutment (titanium screw). This abutment is then connected to the crown (tooth replacement), making your new tooth. As the implantation heals the bone and gums will grow around the abutment and crown, making the replacement a permanent part of your mouth.
Dental implants will look and feel like your natural teeth, and you will brush and floss them the same way. With your new implants, you will be able to eat everything you could before losing teeth. Allowing you to resume life as you knew it.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
With proper care and brushing, dental implants can last a lifetime. The titanium abutment and porcelain tooth will not erode or get cavities. With proper brushing and regular visits with your dentist, you will be able to enjoy eating for the rest of your life.
This strength and design give dental implants an advantage over regular dentures. With traditional dentures, you would face the need for new ones every 15 to 20 years, depending on the design and material.
Traditional dentures will gradually deteriorate and because they do not give support to your bones like implants, so can the bone itself. This deterioration in the bone will cause a need for better fitting dentures throughout time.
Enjoying Your Meals for Life
Schedule an appointment today, with Dr. Ignatowicz, to get back to enjoying your meals tomorrow. With Dr. I’s teeth in a day plan, you can get your new teeth the same day and start enjoying your favorite foods in no time.