Bite, chew, swallow, repeat. Eating should be simple and straightforward.
However, it can seem more like a chore if you are missing teeth.
What can you do about it? You can’t regrow lost teeth like a shark. Fortunately, you have a way to replace your lost teeth with dental implants.
With implants, you can eat nearly as comfortably as someone with a full set of teeth.
Before we explain more about implants, you should know that you can get them at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA.
By scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists, you can find out if you are a good candidate for implants.
Most of the time when people talk about eating better, they are discussing the ways they should be healthier. That’s probably something all of us could do, but that’s not what we are discussing today.
Instead, we want to describe the physical act of biting and chewing your food.
Think back to when you still had all your teeth. You probably didn’t spend time wondering if you were capable of biting and chewing the good that was in front of you.
Whether you were preparing to bite into a piece of fried chicken, corn on the cob, or an apple, you didn’t worry it you could take that first bite. You just ate and enjoyed the taste of your food.
If you’ve lost multiple teeth or maybe all your teeth, eating becomes a very different experience. Now, you have to weigh how much of a challenge it will be to eat certain foods.
You may have had to give up some foods completely in favor of softer, easier to swallow fare. As much as you may like mashed potatoes, soup, or smoothies, we don’t think anyone wants to eat them or every meal.
With dental implants, you can eat more comfortably and with greater confidence. To put it another way, you can eat like someone who still has all of his or her teeth.
What A Difference Implants Can Make
The best way to illustrate this point is by comparing eating with traditional dentures to eating with implant-supported dentures.
A normal person can bite with 200 to 250 pounds of force. This is more than enough to bite through the foods that you eat and to chew each bite.
With traditional dentures, you face a dilemma. Researchers have shown that people with dentures can generate up to 50 pounds of force with their bite. You can still eat many foods with that, although you may have to retrain yourself on how to bite, and you may have to chew longer before your food is broken down.
This can be complicated if your dentures come loose. It’s also why many people with traditional dentures use some kind of adhesive. This can keep their dentures in place, but the taste of the adhesive can affect the flavor of the food, too.
With dental implants, you can feel confident that your dentures will stay in place and enjoy the taste of your meal.
The implants, which replace the roots of your lost teeth, are placed into your jawbone. This holds them securely in place and adds stability and strength to your dentures. Many patients regain 80 percent or more of their original biting power, which means they can continue eating the foods they enjoy.
Just call Atlanta West Dentistry to learn more about the ways dental implants can help you.
You Don’t Have To Wait
Dental implants are great for almost anyone who has or needs dentures, but you don’t have to lose a whole row of teeth to enjoy their benefits.
Implants can be helpful in single and multiple tooth replacements as well. In fact, getting dental implants as part of replacing lost teeth can keep your tooth loss to a minimum.
A dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to replace both the natural crown and the root of your missing tooth. This will fill in the whole in your smile and restore your biting and chewing ability.
For someone who is missing two or more teeth, our dentists can place multiple implants to support a dental bridge. As with dentures, implant-supported bridges are stronger and more stable than traditional bridges.
How You Can Get Dental Implants
Follow these easy steps.
Second, come to your appointment, where we can examine your jaw to figure out if you are ready for implants and what kind of implant procedure will be best for you.
Third, have your implants or implants placed to restore your smile and your ability to eat the foods that you want to eat.