Do you miss steak, corn on the cob or a nice, sweet apple? Do missing teeth —or bad teeth — prevent you from eating your favorite foods?
Your Grand Rapids dentist, Dr. Kent Wildern, already knows that the answer is yes.
Eating can present a challenge when your teeth are not prepared to chew your food adequately. While making your appearance less than desirable, bad teeth and missing teeth can also undermine the strength of your bite. In additional, this will make it tougher to chew effectively — to the point where you have totally changed your diet — forcing you to turn down that wonderful steak for a bowl of scrambled eggs.
But you don't have to push the steak aside. Dental implants are the best way for you to enjoy all of your favorite foods.
Dental implants are far more beneficial that other forms of dental reconstruction. Comprised of titanium rods that bond with the natural bone in the jaw, dental implants are stronger and support the teeth and the bite. The implant is firmly rooted onto the jawbone, in the same way that a tooth is bonded through the tooth’s roots. This keeps the implant stable and secure, much like a real tooth, so it doesn’t move under pressure. It enables the jaw and teeth to move and bite down properly.
Dental implants can give you back the pleasure of eating those foods you've been avoiding. And you don't have to worry about the teeth slipping or falling out; dental implants mimic the natural function of teeth, allowing you to bite and chew as though you had a full set of natural teeth. Dentists can also shape and shade your implants to blend in with the rest of your teeth, so that you won't be able to distinguish them from your natural teeth.
Ask your dentist about dental implants and begin to enjoy all the foods you have wanted — and missed.
To learn more about Grand Rapids dentist Dr. Kent Wildern and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (616) 364-8716. Kent Wildern DDS and his dental team strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home.