Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many people look forward to the food almost as much as they look forward to spending time with loved ones. But what if you’re missing teeth and can’t enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving foods? Fortunately, there is still time for you to restore your dental function with convenient and reliable dental implants. Here are a few surprising ways implants can help you have a better Thanksgiving.
Did you know a dental implant post becomes part of your bone tissue after it’s placed? This process is called osseointegration and can take up to six months. However, it’s worth the wait because once the implant post integrates into your bone tissue, it provides an extremely solid base for your implant restoration. Once the restoration (a natural-looking porcelain crown) is placed on top of the post and the area fully heals, you can enjoy greater dietary freedom and eat your favorite Thanksgiving foods with ease.
It’s fun to document the holidays with pictures of yourself and those you love . . . unless you have missing teeth and you’re embarrassed to smile. When dental implants are placed by a skilled periodontist, they look just like your real teeth. Improving your smile with implants is a great way to regain your self-confidence and look great in family photos again.
If you’re missing teeth near the front of your mouth, you’ve probably noticed changes in your speech. It’s hard to form words correctly when you don’t have all your teeth. You may even have a slight lisp that developed after you lost one or more teeth. Getting dental implants can improve your speech by keeping your tongue in the correct alignment for different sounds and can make it easier to communicate effectively with your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Improve Your Smile This Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, give yourself the gift of restored dental function, improved self-confidence and clearer speech. To schedule your dental implant consultation with Drs. Will Akin, Bill Akin or Brian West, call Nashville Periodontal Group in Nashville, TN today.