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Is Tooth Loss A Threat To Your Thanksgiving? [BLOG]

November 9, 2017

Anyone who has been affected by tooth loss understands the kind of impact it has on your life. First, there’s the obvious effect on your appearance. It can be embarrassing, to say the least.

Second, there’s the toll it takes on your level of confidence and security, as well as your oral and overall health.

But a third consequence of tooth loss is the way it affects you during the holidays. This month, we’re all busy with last minute grocery shopping and dusting off the recipe box for Thanksgiving Day. It’s hard to prepare for this particular holiday without getting excited about all the delicious food that will soon grace your family’s dinner table.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, however, you’re not excited about Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, quite the opposite. You’re dreading having to endure another family gathering surrounded by people who can eat whatever they want. You’re plagued with worry about your slippery dentures or missing teeth and how it will, once again, keep you from eating the foods you love.

Our team at Pinnacle Family Dental Care wants you to know that you don’t have to spend the holidays feeling this way! That’s because we offer a more secure option in tooth replacement.

We can fit you for dentures that are stabilized with dental implants in our Landisville, PA dental office so you can enjoy the upcoming holidays to the fullest. Today, we’re talking about how our secure dentures can keep tooth loss from threatening all your Thanksgiving fun!

Can Dentures Be Secure?

While we do offer the option of traditional, removable dentures at Pinnacle Family Dental Care, we know that they aren’t for everyone. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a variety of tooth replacement options to suit your particular needs.

One of those options is to use dental implants to stabilize your dentures, either with implant-retained or implant-supported dentures.

How Can Implants Improve Dentures?

With these options, we can secure your replacement teeth using the strongest modern dentistry has to offer. Dental implants serve as a synthetic tooth root that fuses to your own jawbone for a powerful bite that won’t make your teeth slip around.

Here are just a few of the ways secure dentures can improve your holiday experience!

Eat The Foods You Love

Removable dentures fit on your gumline and are kept in place with adhesives. But as effective as adhesive can be, there are certain foods that require more bite strength in order to tear and chew confidently.

Dental implants can stabilize your dentures, providing you with nearly the same bite power you had with your natural teeth. This means you can tear into a turkey leg or crunch on corn on the cob without worrying about your dentures slipping around or coming out.

You also have the advantage of better nutrition overall because your food options aren’t as restricted as they sometimes can be with traditional dentures.

Boost Your Self-Confidence

The holidays are a popular time for pictures. You’re visiting with family and friends that you don’t get to see very often, so it’s obviously a chance for memory capturing and sharing on social media.

With a complete set of natural-looking teeth, you’ll feel confident to show off your attractive, healthy smile for family photos!

Maintain Oral Health Easily

Not only will you look great and eat the foods you love, but keeping your dentures in place with dental implants allow for easy oral care maintenance. Instead of removing your teeth to clean them, you can brush and floss as you normally would for consistent oral hygiene that won’t interfere with your schedule.

Don’t Let Tooth Loss Threaten Your Holiday!

You still have time before the holiday season kicks into high gear to visit Pinnacle Family Dental Care for tooth replacement. Even if the implant route isn’t right for you, Dr. Johnson and our highly-skilled team can fit you with the best option to suit your needs, health, lifestyle, and budget.

Don’t settle for tooth loss, especially with the holidays fast approaching! Get the secure set of healthy teeth with help from our team here in Landisville, PA!

Call Pinnacle Family Dental Care today at 717-898-7733 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.