When you are missing teeth, you have some important decisions to make.
- Should you replace your lost teeth?
- How should you replace your missing teeth?
- Where should you go for your teeth replacements?
Today we are going to answer those questions for you, starting with the last one.
You should visit our team at New Albany Implants. We are the home of the One Day Smile Solution™, which means you can get your smile and your bite back sooner. Our own Dr. Ron Receveur places more than 500 implants per year, and he has a success rate of better than 98 percent.
To get started, schedule a consultation at our New Albany, IN dental office by calling (812) 945-7645.
Should you replace your lost teeth?
The short answer is yes.
Having teeth makes a big difference in your health, your self-confidence, and your quality of life.
What you eat — and what you are able to eat — have a huge impact on your overall health and well-being.
Multiple studies have shown that people with plain dentures only restore about 20 percent of their biting power (at best). That really limits what you can eat. It also makes it difficult to get the proper nutrition that you need to stay healthy.
Having loose-fitting dentures can be a problem for other reasons, too. When you are trying to speak, you don’t what your teeth sliding around or, worse, falling out. That can be awkward for you and for the person you are trying to talk with.
And those factors can affect your quality of life as well. Patients have told us some heartbreaking stories about avoiding family and friends because they were embarrassed either by their missing teeth or their floppy dentures.
In other words, yes, you should replace your lost teeth, but make sure you are getting something the looks and feels like the real thing.
How should you replace your missing teeth?
Getting secure, stable replacement teeth can make a huge difference in your day-to-day life. That’s why it’s so important to start with a strong foundation.
Dental implants provide that foundation because they replace the roots of your missing teeth. Implants anchor your restoration securely in position. Plus, implants create a direct connection between your new teeth and your jawbone.
That allows you to put a lot more power into every bite. In other words, you can eat anything you want, which means you can eat the variety of foods that allow you to get the nutrients that you need.
And with implants to hold your teeth in place, you won’t waste time and energy worrying about whether your teeth will slide around. Instead, you can focus on enjoying time with your family and friends whenever and wherever you want.
It’s Time to Smile Again
As devastating as tooth loss can be both physically and emotionally, getting implant-supported teeth can give you a new reason to smile. We’ve seen it happen time and time again at our New Albany, IN dental office.