Artificial tooth replacements such as dental implants are quite possibly today’s very best substitute for missing teeth. Whereas past generations may have turned to dentures, partials, and bridges when tooth loss was a concern, those false teeth were unable to perform naturally when it came to chewing certain foods. As a result patients were somewhat limited in their eating choices, or forced to compromise on comfort in order to eat properly.
For some patients, the inability to eat the foods of their choice is more than a matter of preference, it’s a matter of health. With limited food choices or without the desire of eating comfortably, malnutrition becomes a very real possibility. It’s a condition that often stems from difficulty chewing and it can have long-term consequences.
Implants are particularly effective because they are anchored directly to the underlying jawbone in order to provide the stability that is necessary for chewing fresh vegetables, raw fruits, and even meats.
When the body lacks the vitamins and nutrients that come from a balanced diet, patients may suffer from gum disease, weakened bones, and weakened muscles. Without proper nutrition, chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes are also more difficult to manage.
The signs and symptoms of malnutrition may include general fatigue, bleeding gums, and muscle cramps that can become more severe as the condition progresses. The symptoms can also become more severe in elderly patients. Fortunately, dental implants are an ideal solution that is suitable for patients of all ages.
Implants are particularly effective because they are anchored directly to the underlying jawbone in order to provide the stability that is necessary for chewing fresh vegetables, raw fruits, and even meats. Plus, implants are designed to become a permanent part of your smile. That means that they will remain in place both day and night without needing to be removed and without the use of denture adhesives.
With dental implants, you can eat the foods that you want as well as the foods that you need while preserving your health and the quality of your life in the process. Contact the office of Dr. Paul Lounsberry today to learn more.