Dental implants allow patients to eat the foods they choose to eat, not the foods that had been limited to eating. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants allow patients tremendous benefits in the types of foods they can eat. One of the primary reasons people seek us out is because they are unable to eat certain foods that they had been unable to eat prior to treatment due to tooth loss. What we find is that after the implants are placed, patients can go back on eating foods such as apples, or chewing into different vegetables and foods that they were unable to eat before.
Think of dental implants as replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are designed to mimic your natural teeth in terms of appearance and chewing forces.
Some patients just did not have any teeth or too few teeth to chew certain foods properly. With dental implants, patients have very stable prosthetic teeth that function much like natural teeth. They sometimes have replacement front teeth that they can use to bite and replacement teeth in the back of their mouth that they use to grind food.
With dental implants, patients can, for instance, bite into an apple whereas before they would have to cut it into small pieces to eat it.
One of the great benefits of dental implants is that implants are permanent teeth that replace one’s teeth, and they function in the same way. Once someone has dental implants, there are no restrictions on what they can eat. This benefit is particularly noticeable when patients go out to eat in a restaurant. Instead of being restricted to only those foods that they can manage with few teeth, missing teeth, or an old-fashioned denture, they can now—thanks to dental implants—choose the foods they want to eat, not just soft foods they were limited to eating prior to treatment.
The oral health of your entire family is our top priority. We understand many of our patients have fear about visiting a dentist so our staff is here to provide you and your family with the caring, gentle care that you deserve in a comfortable environment.
Dr. Leonard Spector