Missing More Than Your Teeth

Missing More Than Your Teeth

Hello Friend,

Today, I want to jump right into a conversation I recently had with Myra, a wonderful patient at our practice…

“More than anything…I miss apples.” Myra said as I sat with her at the dentist’s chair.  “I lived on a farm when I was a little girl, and we had an apple orchard. We had the most delicious green apples. They were tart, crunchy, juicy, and oh-so-sweet.  I loved the taste of them and have loved them all my life.  Since my teeth got bad, all I’ve been able to eat is apple sauce. Blah!  I hate apple sauce.  That cooked mush should be outlawed.  It’s criminal to take a perfectly good apple and turn it into gunk.”

This had me laughing out loud. She was right, of course. A spoonful of apple sauce could never compare to biting into a fresh-from-the-orchard apple. 

“Well, I have good news for you, Myra,” I said gently, taking her arthritic hand in mine. We can have you eating apples again in no time.” 

Her eyes filled with tears. “Don’t fool me, young lady,” she said with a sad smile.  I haven’t been able to eat an apple in years.  I can’t bite into them with these old things.” She gestured flippantly at the dentures sitting on the tray in front of us.

“With all on x dental implants, you won’t need to worry about those anymore.”  I smiled.  “You’ll see soon enough. You’ll be eating all the apples you’d like in no time at all.”

If you’re missing teeth, it can be hard to enjoy so many things that others take for granted.   Taking a bite of a juicy apple.  Not an option.  Smiling wide for the camera when taking a picture with your closest friends. Out of the question.  

If you’re missing teeth, it’s time to fix the problem. It’s time for a permanent and cost-effective solution that will give you back your smile and the freedom to enjoy the foods you like.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth.  They are made of biocompatible material and fused with the bone to provide a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. 

The initial cost of a dental implant often has a higher up-front cost than bridges or dentures.  But what makes them cost-effective is their design, durability, and longevity.  

Bridges and dentures must be replaced, repaired, and regularly maintained.  The average life for one of these temporary solutions is about eight years.  Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime.   

Another lifelong benefit of choosing dental implants is that it is easier to maintain proper oral health and avoid shifting teeth and bone loss.   When you lose a tooth, it can cause your surrounding teeth to shift and compromise the shape and form of your jawbone.  Dental implants stop this from happening.  This saves additional money for the user in the long run by helping them avoid costly dental procedures in the future. 

If you’re missing teeth, the clock is ticking.  Protect your oral health.  Get back your smile.  And please consider dental implants for your long-term, cost-effective solution to missing teeth. 

I’m pleased to tell you that Myra opted for dental implants to replace her missing teeth. She loves her new smile. She loves the freedom she has to enjoy the foods she’s always loved. Now, each time she shows up for her routine cleanings, she comes in with a big smile and a juicy green apple for me to enjoy.

If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with a permanent solution, please call us. We’ll schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.  You’ll have imaging, a thorough exam, and a consultation with your dentist.  If you decide implants are right for you, we’ll quickly get to work on renewing your smile.

Give us a call today at 603-605-0036.

We look forward to helping in every way we can and can’t wait to see you smile!

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