Dental implants will give you plenty of things to be grateful for throughout the year, but the holiday season will really drive home how much of an impact they can have on your life. From family photos to holiday parties, there will be plenty of chances for you to appreciate the benefits of having a complete smile supported by new tooth roots. Below are 3 benefits of dental implants in Satellite Beach that you may want to keep in mind when the time comes to count your blessings!
1. Being More Comfortable and Confident at Holiday Gatherings
During the holidays, you’ll want to greet everyone you meet at parties and family gatherings with a warm, welcoming smile. Unfortunately, an unsightly gap can make it hard to grin with full confidence, and you might find yourself frequently hiding your mouth with your hands. Once the gap has been filled with an implant, you’ll have a full set of new teeth that look and feel great. The self-esteem that comes with knowing that you have a dazzling smile to show off can make a big difference in how you interact with others, and that can make the next party all the more enjoyable.
2. Enjoying Your Favorite Holiday Treats
With traditional dentures, you can continue to enjoy a varied, nutritious diet, but you may find yourself having to give up some of your favorite foods. In particular, some of the sticky or chewy treats that tend to be more common around the holidays may be too problematic to bite or chew with regular dentures. Dental implants offer better stability and strength for your teeth, allowing you to eat practically anything you want. No longer will you have to pass up on tougher meats or sticky desserts during the holiday feast; you can load up your plate with whatever you want!
3. Keeping Your Youthful Appearance Intact
When you look at your holiday photo, the last thing that you want to think about is how old you look. Tooth loss often leads to an aged appearance as the jawbone deteriorates from a lack of stimulation. Since dental implants perform all of the same functions as natural tooth roots, they keep the jawbone healthy, and as a result you’ll be able to maintain a much more useful appearance for a longer period of time.
Dental implants can make the holidays and the entire rest of the year much more enjoyable for you – and by extension the people around you! If anyone else in your family finds themselves needing a tooth replacement in the coming year, make sure that they know about the benefits that implant-retained teeth have to offer.
About the Author
Dr. Merrill A. Grant has been bringing Satellite Beach patients comprehensive dental care for more than 30 years, and he is well known for the gleaming, natural-looking smiles he’s created over the years. He is an expert in implant placement and can complete the entire process under one roof without having to send you to a separate specialist. To schedule a holiday implant consultation with him, visit his website or call (321) 777-1337.