Frankie and her friend, Sally, both lost teeth in the mid-60s. They took different paths to teeth replacement, however.
Sally wanted a nice smile again. She chose to get traditional dentures. When she got her replacement teeth, she was happy. Sally had to avoid certain foods, but she could smile confidently … at first. Over time, the dentures became looser, and she found that her dentures become more irritating over time.
Frankie decided to get dental implants instead. Like Sally, Frankie was happy with her smile. Unlike Sally, Frankie could order anything she wanted to eat when she went to a restaurant. Her implants secured her dentures, so they felt more stable.
If you are missing teeth, you can be more like Frankie by coming to our Warwick, NY practices. Call 845-582-3985 for a consultation to discuss Warwick Valley Dental.
Like Having Real Teeth Again
Standard dentures are made with better materials today, but in other ways, they are quite similar to what George Washington used more than 200 years ago.
Dentures rest over your gums. Initially, they do fit well. Yet, they lose some stability with wear and tear.
Dentures also become more likely to shift and slide. This can make eating much more difficult. It can make having a conversation frustrating. As a result, you need to replace or reline your dentures from time to time.
Implants address the problems that exist when you have dentures. Implants re-establish the function of your lost teeth. Implants are effectively new roots for your new teeth. With this added stability, you can:
- Bite into anything you want to eat, including apples and corn on the cob
- Chew foods like chicken and steak without trouble
- Speak with confidence that your teeth won’t move around
- Prevent bone loss in your jaw
Implants are about more than the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Think of them as rebuilding your teeth as good or maybe even better than your natural teeth.
How Implants Work for You
The roots of healthy teeth are embedded in your jaw. Every time you bite and chew, you press your roots into your jaw. In response to this pressure, your jaw creates new bone tissue. This keeps your jaw healthy and strong.
When you lose teeth, you lose that stimulation to your jawbone. Over time, this leads to bone loss as old tissue is resorbed into your body.
Implants replicate the stimulation provided by your roots. They also act as anchors for your dentures. This allows you to generate more power when you bite (compared to dentures alone). That is why people with implants feel like they have real teeth again. This isn’t just good for your smile. It’s good for your quality of life for decades to come.
Remake Your Oral Health
You deserve to feel good about your smile. You also want teeth replacements that look and feel like the real thing rather than being an obstacle to your everyday life.
By getting dental implants in Warwick, NY, you have the opportunity to start living like yourself again.
Call 845-582-3985 or to get started with a consultation at Warwick Valley Dental. Let us answer your questions about implants.