Summer is almost here again, which means it’s time to pull the bathing suit out of the closet and fire up the grill! However, you may have trouble eating classic cookout foods like ribs or corn on the cob if you are missing teeth or wearing ill-fitting dentures. If you want to get back to eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence, consider getting dental implants this summer. Keep reading to find out why this season is actually the ideal time to restore your smile with implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
As the only tooth replacement solution that restores missing teeth from the roots up, dental implants provide a number of benefits, such as:
- Natural Appearance – Implants support custom restorations that blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.
- Restore Chewing Power – Dental implants restore 70% to 90% of natural chewing power.
- Stability – Because implants integrate directly with the jawbone, you will never have to worry about them slipping while eating or talking.
- Prevent Bone Loss – Implants stimulate the jawbone like tooth roots, preventing bone deterioration.
- Long-Lasting Results – With proper care, dental implants can easily last for decades!
Start Rebuilding Your Smile this Summer
The natural appearance and other benefits of dental implants are made possible by “osseointegration”. This is a natural process in which a dental implant fuses directly with the jawbone. Because this process typically takes several months, summer is an ideal time to get started rebuilding your smile.
Soft summer foods like ice cream, smoothies, apple sauce, and mashed potatoes are perfect to eat for the first few days following implant placement. As your mouth heals and your implants gradually integrate with your jawbone, you can soak up the sun by the pool or relax in the backyard with your family!
Finally, if you start the implant treatment process during the summer, you will likely be done in time for the winter holidays. This means you will be able to show off your new, complete smile during all the holiday parties and family get-togethers!
Are You a Good Candidate?
Are you tired of missing teeth? Or are you fed up with wearing ill-fitting dentures that constantly slip? If so, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have an incredibly high success rate of up to 95%! In general, successful implant candidates must have:
- Healthy gums and teeth
- A strong, thick jawbone
- Excellent oral hygiene habits
Enjoy your fun in the sun and restore your smile at the same time! If you want to make the most of your summer, do not hesitate to contact your dentist about dental implants.
About the Author
An active member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Dr. Ben Tindal is a certified expert when it comes to placing and restoring dental implants. He regularly performs start-to-finish implant treatment at his Sarasota private practice. To learn more about the benefits of getting dental implants this summer, visit the Tindal Prosthodontics website or call 941-225-2520.