You’ve been looking forward to trying out that new restaurant ever since your friend told you about it. You finally have a chance to go tonight.
Ever since you got your dental implants, you’ve been able to bite and chew practically as well as you could when you still had a full set of healthy teeth.
With your new teeth, you feel confident ordering anything you would like. You’ve been surprised by how different your life has been since you restored your smile. No more loose-fitting dentures. No more denture adhesives, and no more limiting your diet to soft and mushy foods.
To turn this scenario into a reality, start with a visit to Accura Dental in Colorado Springs, CO. Talk to Dr. Chad Murdock about upgrading your smile. Call 719-249-2854 now!
Dentures Are Not Like Real Teeth
Many people take their teeth for granted … unless they lose them. It’s like the old saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Teeth do much more than give you a nice smile. They affect how you speak. They definitely affect what you can and can’t eat.
Believe it or not, tens of millions of people are missing at least one arch of teeth. Many of them will get dentures, but they will learn fairly quickly that dentures are not quite the same as having real teeth.
Dentures can and do slide around. They move when you try to talk, which can be frustrating for you and for the people with whom you are speaking. This can leave you feeling hesitant to speak even when you have something you want to say or share.
If your “teeth” move around when you are talking, eating can be an even bigger challenge. Foods like apples and corn on the cob can be difficult to bite when you have loose-fitting dentures. Chicken, steak, and other foods that require a lot of chewing can take a lot more effort when your teeth aren’t stable and secure.
Implants Make Dentures Stronger
Dentures can look remarkably like real teeth. This can give you a natural smile.
But something is missing with dentures. You haven’t replaced the roots of your lost teeth. This is where dental implants come into play.
Modern implants were originally developed in the 1960s. Since then, new kinds of implants and new techniques for placing them have evolved. As a result, implants are more effective than they have ever been — and they’ve been pretty effective since the first set was placed. (The first person to get modern implants had them the rest of his life, which lasted more than 40 years after his procedure.)
Implants are placed directly in your jawbone. This connects your dentures to your jaw. That allows you to generate more force in your bite. That is why you are able to eat the foods that you love comfortably and naturally.
The implants also anchor your dentures in place. You don’t need to worry about your dentures sliding around or falling out. This means you can feel free to speak when you have something to say. (Whether you should is another matter.)
Feel Like Yourself Again
By getting dental implants, your replacement teeth can feel like the real thing. Eat anything you want. Speak when you would like. Quit worrying about when your dentures might come loose and start focusing on enjoying what you are doing.