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Your Holiday Experience With Dental Implants [BLOG]

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Eating is something you do every single day. Smiling, we hope, is also something you do every single day.

You eat to survive, and you smile… just because. Two simple practices that are such a part of our nature, we often don’t think much about what the body requires to make them happen.

But when the holidays come around, it’s something we couldn’t ignore if we tried! That’s because the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family to enjoy each other’s company, capture memories with pictures, and eat some of the most delicious food of the entire year!

Missing teeth is not something you want to deal with during the holidays. That’s why our team at Rod Gleave, DMD wants you to know about the best tooth replacement option available. Today, we’re talking about how dental implants can affect your holiday experience!

Missing Teeth Spoil The Holiday Experience

No other time of year excites our senses quite like the holidays. The aromas that fill your house over the next couple of months are a blend of pumpkin spice, peppermint, and pine. But those are just the candles!

The special holiday foods add another delightful sensory layer to the experience, but when you have missing teeth, it can spoil one of the best parts of the season! Not only that, but missing teeth can make you feel horribly insecure about smiling for family photos.

Some Drawbacks Of Dentures

When it comes to replacing your teeth, you might get by with dental crowns and bridges. But if you’re missing several teeth, you may feel you have little choice outside of dentures.

Traditional dentures can be quite effective as a tooth replacement option if done well. But even then, dentures aren’t for everyone. And it could be because of some common drawbacks they present.

They Can Be Uncomfortable

Dentures rest on the gums with adhesive, so if they’re not fitted properly, they can feel uncomfortable. Also because they’re kept in place this way, it can mean certain foods are off limits because they’re not secure enough to handle it.

They Don’t Last Forever

Every few years, dentures will need to be replaced just to maintain a proper fit. How long they last will depend on a number of factors, and one of them is care. It’s a hassle to take them out every night and scrub them clean.

They Can Look Unnatural

Again, if done well, dentures can look somewhat natural. But they don’t look as much like the real thing quite like a dental implant restoration. 

Dental Implants Transform The Holiday Experience

Now, let’s take a peek at what your holiday experiences would look like here on out if you relied on dental implants at Rod Gleave, DMD to complete your smile. Notice the transformative difference implants can make!

Eat The Foods You Love

There is no other tooth replacement option that gives as much strength and stability as dental implants.

In fact, one of the reasons they’re such a successful choice is because they can restore nearly the same chewing power as natural teeth, so you don’t have to restrict yourself when it comes to food. This will make the holidays especially enjoyable!

Live Without The Worry

With proper maintenance, dental implants can last the rest of your life. Not only can you keep your mouth healthy with regular brushing and flossing, but you don’t have to worry about them becoming loose, moving around, falling out, or needing replacement down the road!

Smile With Confidence

The restorations used to complete your dental implant replacement look completely natural. You can replace your teeth for a lifelike smile that will make you feel confident and look amazing!

Let Us Turn Your Holiday Experience Around!

When you come to Rod Gleave, DMD in Salt Lake City, UT, you’re putting your smile in the hands of an experienced, skilled professional who was even awarded a fellowship with the International Congress Of Oral Implantologists.

Thanks to his commitment to providing quality care on the cutting edge of dentistry, Dr. Gleave can help you find the right tooth replacement solution for you. He’s the perfect dentist to help turn your holiday experience around for the better!

It starts with a phone call to our Salt Lake City dental office at 801-747-8531 or fill out our online form to request a consultation.