Welcome to July, Orlando! As you are well aware, Independence Day is just around the corner, and here at Overmeyer Family Dental, we are excited for the fireworks, family, and friends that come with this celebration of freedom. One of the highlights of the Fourth of July, and of summer in general, is all that wonderful food coming off the grill. But if you are experiencing pain and discomfort from tooth decay or gum disease, then you are going to have a hard time enjoying the freedom to eat what you love on America’s birthday.
Oral health ailments, like cavities and gingivitis, can take all the fun out of eating. In fact, many people who have missing or unhealthy teeth will eat very little because the experience is so uncomfortable for them, which is obviously unhealthy and can lead to malnourishment. But your physical health is not the only concern associated with poor oral health. A beautiful smile is important, too. People who are embarrassed by the appearance of their unhealthy teeth have a tendency to hide their smile, which can make them seem withdrawn and unfriendly at social gatherings.
A confident and friendly smile is a crucial to interpersonal communication, and strong teeth are essential for eating the foods you love. So, if your ability to enjoy a summer celebration, like the Fourth of July, is limited due to missing teeth, you should consider a tooth replacement from Overmeyer Family Dental.
Dental Implants from Overmeyer Family Dental
When choosing a tooth replacement solution, you want something that will give you the same stability to bite and chew that your natural teeth do, and for that you need a root. The only tooth replacement that will give a new root is a dental implant.
Dental implants use a titanium screw to anchor a realistic dental crown directly to your jaw. Titanium is the metal of choice for dental implants, as well as most other surgical implants, because of its natural resistance to infection, as well as its ability to bond with human bone tissue. While your implant is healing, the bone tissue in your jaw grows into the surface of the titanium screw. This process, known as osseointegration, creates a secure new root for your new tooth. As a result, your replacement tooth will rival the effectiveness of a natural tooth.
Mini-Implants in Orlando, FL
One of the drawbacks to dental implants is that they require quite a bit of healthy bone density in your jaw, but bone density is often loss with missing teeth. If you have several missing teeth, and they have been missing long enough that your jawbone has deteriorated to the point that traditional implants are not an option, you are not out of luck.
Mini-implants work in way very similar to regular dental implants. The difference is that mini-implants are smaller in diameter than conventional implants. Because of their smaller size, mini-implants heal and integrate with your bone faster, but they offer the same level of stability as full-sized implants.
Implants Supported Dentures
Both full-sized dental implants and mini-implants can replace your teeth individually, but if you are missing a whole row of teeth, replacing each one can be costly and invasive. But implants can also be used to anchor a set of dentures to your jaw.
Dentures have been a popular form of tooth replacement for centuries, but they are not the most effective. Dentures have a reputation for coming loose and moving inside your mouth, and sometimes falling out. That is because there is nothing other than suction and maybe some dental adhesive holding them in place.
A fewer number of implants can be used to simply secure a set of dentures to your jaw, giving you the security you need to eat, talk, and have fun without worrying about your dentures falling out.
To get the most out of your summer fun and Fourth of July celebration, don’t let unhealthy teeth get in your way. Visit Overmeyer Family Dental to discuss a tooth replacement solution that will work for you.
Contact our Orlando Office today to schedule an appointment.