Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Overmeyer Family Dental, where we use this forum to keep the wonderful people of Orlando, FL abreast of the latest issues concerning modern dentistry and oral health care. In our last installment, we wrote about how eating foods high in dietary fiber will help protect you from tooth decay and gum disease by stimulating salivation when you chew.
Chewing foods that are high in fiber requires a set of teeth that are healthy and strong, and the dietary fiber will help keep your teeth strong. This is a healthy cycle that that will keep you looking and feeling great.
But what if you what to eat healthily, but you already have missing teeth and sore gums that make chewing difficult? Are you doomed to a life of peanut butter and yogurt because it hurts too much to eat anything else?
Not unless you just love peanut butter and yogurt.
At Overmeyer Family Dental, we can replace your missing and unhealthy teeth so that you will have the ability to eat whatever you like, and to keep your teeth healthy by chewing healthy foods.
To get most secure and most natural tooth replacement, go with dental implants. Where as dentures simply sit on top of your gums, held in place by suction and dental adhesive, implants are anchored directly to your jawbone.
Dental implants are small metal post that are surgically place into your jawbone. They are usually made from titanium because titanium bonds easily with human bone tissue. In other words, while the implant heals, your bone will grow into the surface of the titanium implant creating a new root for your replacement tooth.
Once the implant has healed, we will attach a dental crown to the top. This will give you a synthetic tooth with all the functionality and appearance of a natural tooth. Dental implants are secure enough to handle any amount of vigorous chewing you throw at them. Health foods high in dietary fiber will present no challenge to your new dental implants.
Mini-implants work essentially the same way full-sized implants do, except they are smaller and heal faster. Because they are not as thick as regular implants, mini-implants can be placed in areas of low bone density. This is ideal for people who have worn dentures for so long the their jaw bone has deteriorated. The mini-implants can be used to anchor a set of dentures, so that you will have the freedom to eat whatever you choose without fear of your dentures falling out. Laughing and talking are also no problem with the security of mini-implants.
Dental implants, whether use decide on full-sized or mini, are the closest you can get to growing a new set of teeth. They look great and work just like natural teeth. Having a new smile can be a life changing event, especially if you have spent a good deal of time unable to eat what you want, or hiding your smile because you were unhappy with the way your teeth looked.
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The health of your teeth and gums is intrinsically related to the health of the rest of your body. So if you neglect your oral health care, you are putting your entire wellbeing at risk. The worst thing you can do for your oral health is too put off dental work and let unhealthy teeth and gums go untreated. A simple cavity can grow into a dangerous infection if not taken care of, so make sure to visit our office in Orlando.
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