“I’ve worked with seniors all of my life, so dentures are nothing new to me,” Kathy said. The home health aide lives and works in the Quincy area. “I have a few missing teeth, but I really didn’t want to go the dentures root. If they don’t fit right, they move, and then there’s the issues with gum irritation. I see a lot of people just give up on their teeth because they’re uncomfortable and go around without them. I don’t want to be that person. I don’t ever want to be that person!”
There is an alternative to dentures for people who have one or more missing teeth. Dental implants offer a strong, secure way to improve your smile. Your cosmetic dentist will add titanium posts to your jawline, and after those implants have healed in place, they act as the anchor for one or more replacement teeth. The fit is superior, and there’s no need for messy pastes, denture cremes, or adhesives.
More than 96% of the patients who receive dental implants are highly satisfied with them. Part of this high satisfaction rate comes from the wide range of activities dental implant wearers can engage in: you will be able to chew and eat your favorite foods, talk as you would normally, and otherwise have a full active life as if you’d never been missing any teeth at all after having dental implants installed.
It’s important to understand that the dental implant process does take some time. Your Quincy dentist will talk to you about the procedure, your unique health concerns, and how long recovery takes. While individual results vary, the entire process generally takes between six and nine months. This takes into account the body’s natural healing mechanism, which can’t be rushed. Once the dental implants are in place, they are very long lasting, giving you a beautiful smile to enjoy for the rest of your life!