Imagine sitting down for a Thanksgiving feast. The food in front of you smells great and you can’t wait to dig into it.
When it’s time to filling your plate, will you add turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, carrots, all of the above, or something else? And haven’t forgotten about dessert.
The point is this: you should be able to eat whatever foods that you enjoy. With dental implants, you can.
If you are missing teeth, implants can restore your bite, so you won’t waste time wondering if something might be too difficult to chew.
Discover how implants could help you or someone you love at Walker Family Dental in Anthony, KS. Call 620-214-5057 today to schedule your consultation.
Enjoy The Benefits
Restorative dentistry has benefited greatly from advances in technology. New types of ceramics have made crowns, bridges, and dentures that are more lifelike and more durable.
But implants could be the biggest development in teeth replacement in the past century.
Modern implants were first developed in the 1960s. Since then, they too have benefitted from innovations in placement techniques and modifications that have made them more stable and secure. And they were pretty strong from the beginning. The first person to get root-form implants had them for the rest of his life, which was more than 40 years after his procedure.
Implants add a level of stability to your replacement teeth that you can’t get otherwise. They also make it easier for you to replace your restorations if and when that is needed.
Having artificial roots is the reason your crowns, bridges, and dentures can function like natural teeth. That can make a world of difference in your daily life, as many of our patients already know.
How Implants Help
Natural teeth are anchored to your jawbone by their roots. Your roots also play a vital role in the health of your jaw. When you bite and chew, your roots create pressure. Your jaw responds to that pressure by making new bone tissue. This new tissue replaces older tissue that is resorbed by your body.
If you only replace missing teeth with a traditional bridge or dentures, then you are still missing a replacement for the roots. This can lead to bone loss in that part of your mouth. That can affect the shape of your face and how dentures fit.
By getting implants, you are replacing the roots and restoring what roots do for your oral health. Implants create a direct connection to your jawbone, so you can stimulate new bone growth again. That also allows you to bite with greater force (compared to dentures alone), which is why you can eat anything you would like.
Enjoy Dining Again
With dental implants from Walker Family Dental, you can feel confident about eating your favorite foods, trying new restaurants, and sharing meals with family and friends. To get your smile back on track, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amy Walker at our office in Anthony, KS. Contact us online or call 620-214-5057.