Losing all your teeth can cause a lot of negative feelings.
You may be disappointed or angry at yourself that this happened. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed by your toothless smile.
You also may feel frustrated that you can no longer eat some of your favorite foods.
You can fix it. At our New Albany, IN, dentist office, everyone wants to help you make a change so you:
▷ are happy with your smile
▷ are comfortable sharing your smile
▷ are capable of eating whatever you want
Are You Happy With The Gaps In Your Smile?
To have a great smile, you need teeth. Missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth is not going to improve your smile.
If you are missing teeth, what can you do?
You could live with the gap or gaps, but that’s not a good long-term solution. Gaps in your smile can allow your other teeth to “drift.” When this happens, this changes your smile even more, and it affects your bite. This can make eating more difficult.
You could get a dental bridge or dentures. This can work for some people, but these options don’t include anything to replace the roots of your teeth below your gumline. As a result, your jawbone could shrink, which can affect your appearance in other ways.
Or you could get dental implants to keep you teeth replacements in place.
Implants can secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.
Do You Feel OK About Other People Seeing Your ‘Teeth’?
With the rise of social media, “selfies” are something that has become more and more popular. Even if you aren’t posting a picture yourself, someone else may be posting a picture with you. When this happens, do you show off your pearly whites?
When you are meeting someone for the first time, do you reveal your teeth when you smile, or do you keep your lips firmly pressed together?
If you have loose-fitting dentures, you may be worried that your “teeth” will slip out of position when you introduce yourself.
Likewise, you might worry that you could lose your replacement teeth in the middle of a conversation. This can make you hesitant to say something out of fear that it could lead to an embarrassing moment.
With implants to hold your “teeth” in place, you don’t have to worry about those things. You can feel confident that you can share your funny comment or pose for another picture without any concerns about what might happen.
Do You Worry About Eating Certain Foods?
We aren’t talking about whether or not you might get heartburn.
We are talking about foods that might be too hard to bite or too difficult to chew. We are talking about foods that could push or pull out your replacement teeth.
If this happens at home, it can be frustrating. It could make eating a snack or a meal more challenging. If this happens when you are sharing a meal with friends, it can be downright embarrassing for everyone.
That’s not what you want to happen, and neither does anyone at our New Albany, IN, dentist office.
By coming to us for your implants, you can trust that your teeth replacements will stay where they should be. You can feel confident ordering whatever you want to eat, and you can trust that you will be able to bite and chew your food when you get it.
The Decision Is Yours
Don’t wait for things to get worse. Take action now to rebuild your smile. Do something today to restore the full function of your missing teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. Ron Receveur, has been helping patients solve similar problems for decades. He can examine your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. He can answer questions about your teeth replacement options so you can make the right decision for yourself.