When you’re missing teeth, due to accident, illness, or misadventure, it can have a negative impact on your ability to chew and swallow food. Especially nutritious foods, such as leafy greens, lean meat, nuts and seeds are particularly difficult to handle without an adequate number of teeth. As a result, patients steer clear of these items, opting for less-nutritious, easier-to-gum foods instead. The overall impact on the health can be bad.
Dentures are sometimes recommended to improve patient health. However, dentures don’t necessarily make it easier to chew. Unless they are expertly fitted, dentures can slip and move. Dental implants are a more successful option, particularly for the younger patient who has many, many decades of happy dining ahead of them.
Here’s the difference between dentures and dental implants. Dentures are replacement teeth created by your Quincy dentist which go in your mouth on a temporary basis. They’re affixed with an adhesive to stay in place, but come out at night, while you’re sleeping. Dental implants, on the other hand, are replacement teeth your Quincy dentist installs in your mouth on a permanent basis. They stay in all the time, even while you’re sleeping. Dental implants are replacement teeth. They can be created to replace a single tooth, or one or more teeth situated side by side.
Dental implants make it much easier to eat than dentures do. If you’re looking for a significant improvement in your ability to chew food effectively, talk to your Quincy dentist about dental implants. They can restore up to 80% of your lost chewing efficiency, which means you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite healthy foods once again.