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How Do Dental Implants Improve Eating & Nutrition?

Posted on August 24, 2023

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Whether you’re visiting your favourite restaurant or looking for an afternoon snack, your teeth directly affects your ability to access sufficient nutrients and enjoy the experiences life brings your way. When one or more of your teeth are missing, it can transform everyday pleasures into sources of frustration and discomfort. Restoring a missing tooth with high-quality solutions like dental implants is about more than just enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. Investing in dental implants with experienced periodontists in Whitby and Oshawa can help improve your overall health. 

At The Perio Centre, our experienced team of medical professionals and Dr. Adam Ohayon are here to help you determine the best solutions for your periodontal needs so that you can improve your quality of life. 

Read on to explore the improvements dental implants offer to your eating and nutrition.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss can be caused by a number of factors. In some cases, it can be preventable with early detection and treatment from a periodontist in Oshawa. Still, in others, it can be the result of an accident, like a physical injury that knocks a tooth out. Some culprits contributing to tooth loss are periodontal disease, teeth grinding, underlying illnesses, genetics, aging, and other conditions. 

How Bridges Interfere with Access to Nutrition

One standard option to replace one more missing tooth is a dental bridge. Bridges are dental prosthetics that consist of artificial teeth anchored by crowns on adjacent teeth. While they can address gaps in the smile and aid in chewing, certain circumstances can lead to discomfort and pain. Sores on the gums and problems caused by misalignment, loose bridges, gum irritation, or poorly fitting bridges can make eating and chewing incredibly difficult. Over time this can lead to a loss in appetite or even a hesitation towards eating, affecting the ability to eat before succumbing to the pain. As this problem persists, it can lead to vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition, and reduced joy in everyday life. To prevent these problems, periodontists in Oshawa at The Perio Centre recommend opting for dental implants. 

Benefits of Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Made with high-quality surgical-grade titanium, dental implants replace missing teeth by creating a long-lasting artificial tooth root implanted securely into the jaw bone. When placed by Dr. Adam Ohayon, a trusted periodontist experienced with precise dental implant surgery, it offers years of enhanced functionality. Feeling and working like healthy natural teeth, dental implants are topped with high-quality crowns that restore the ability to smile, chew, and eat with ease. Where other tooth replacement options like bridges and dentures fail to stimulate the jaw bone, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and prevent bone loss and future tooth loss for a more sustainable smile. By restoring tooth function and maintaining bone health, dental implants at The Perio Centre allow you to access a varied diet, enhancing your quality of life. 

If you or someone you love has been struggling with missing teeth or an existing tooth replacement, talk to Dr. Adam Ohayon and The Perio Centre team to learn more about your custom options. 

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