If you are missing even just one of your teeth, it can be difficult to enjoy all your favorite foods. Things like corn on the cob, steak and ribs may not be an option when you don’t have the ability to use all your teeth to bite and chew. With summer holidays like the 4th of July, we want our patients to take part in all their favorite activities – even eating. While dentures are a valuable way to replace your teeth, there are several benefits to dental implants that patients are unaware of.
Improved Comfort, Appearance, Speech and Self-Esteem
There is a detailed process that goes into replacing your natural teeth with dental implants, but the overall idea is that your implants function exactly as natural teeth would. Implants are matched as closely to your existing teeth in color as possible. Those who choose dental implants notice better self-esteem from an improved appearance, increased comfort from teeth that don’t move and better speech when there is no worry about the teeth slipping out.
No Restrictions on Eating
Dentures easily move around in the mouth when you are eating and may make chewing difficult. If you are missing teeth, it may be uncomfortable or even painful to enjoy some foods. As dental implants take the place of your natural teeth, you can eat whatever you want without worry of embarrassment of discomfort.
Longer Lasting and More Convenient
If cared for correctly, dental implants can last your entire life with no need for repairs or replacement. Other treatments to repair teeth may need to be replaced or upgraded over the years, but if you floss, brush and visit a periodontist on a regular basis, implants are convenient and durable.
Give Us a Call
If you are tired of dealing with missing teeth and want to discuss treatments that allow you to go back to normal, give Dr. Akin at Nashville Periodontal Group a call today to schedule an appointment.