Do you miss eating steak or biting into an apple without pain? What if we told you there was a way to replace missing teeth so you could continue eating your favorite foods?
Our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, Michigan may recommend you for the dental implant procedure if you have enough bone density in your jaw and healthy gums. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Continue reading to learn how you could enjoy more foods with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) that’s placed in your jaw to later support a crown. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth so you can eat, smile, and talk with confidence. Unlike dentures, dental implants are embedded in your jawbone so they’ll stay in place.
What happens when you are missing a tooth?
As soon as your body senses a missing tooth, it’ll start to absorb the minerals in your jawbone to use elsewhere. For this reason, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentists as soon as you lose a tooth. The sooner you see us, the sooner we can prevent the other teeth from tilting toward the empty space.
Can missing teeth cause health problems?
We practice complete health dentistry, which means we focus on the relationship between oral health and the rest of the body. For this reason, we help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums so they’re able to eat nutritious foods. Eating should never be painful. If you’re only able to eat soft foods, you are restricting what nutrients you’re getting on a daily basis. Call our dental implant dentists today to learn about your tooth replacement options.
How do dental implants improve chewing?
Wish you could eat your favorite foods again without pain? Schedule an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists to learn if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. Unlike other tooth restorations, dental implants stay in place because they are embedded in your jawbone. This means that you won’t have to worry about your dental implants slipping when you eat steak or other tough-to-chew foods. In other words, dental implants are as stable as natural teeth and will allow you to eat an unrestricted diet.
Can I eat normally after dental implants?
You’ll need to eat soft foods (think yogurt and mashed potatoes) while you heal from the dental implant procedure. However, once the entire dental implant process is complete you’ll be able to continue eating your favorite foods. Dental implants are stable while chewing because they’re placed in the jawbone like natural tooth roots.
Dr. Nick Ritzema DDS and Dr. Alexandra Maring DDS are both dedicated to helping you restore your smile after tooth loss. A tooth implant not only improves chewing, but can boost your self-confidence when you smile and talk. To request an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, call Complete Health Dentistry at (616) 458-7267.