June 26, 2018
Dad is special, and he deserves a smile that makes him happy. Quit wracking your brain to find the perfect gift for him. If he is missing some of his teeth or has dentures that he’s been dealing with, then new dental implants from Thomas J. Feder, DDS PC could be just what he needs!
Implants give patients several great options for replacement teeth. Dr. Feder or Dr. Smith would be glad to sit down with Dad and explain all of his options in detail.
Imagine a man named Carl. Carl is just your average middle-aged father of three. He works hard every day, pays his taxes, and generally enjoys life.
There’s nothing remarkable about Carl, except for the fact that when he was growing up he didn’t have much access to dental care. His small town didn’t add fluoride to their drinking water and good oral hygiene wasn’t as much a focus as it is today.
The result is that Carl lost most of his teeth by the time he was in his early 20s. He eventually had his remaining teeth removed and now he has full sets of upper and lower dentures.
Sure, his dentures are adequate for biting and chewing many types of foods, but Carl is tired of having to avoid some of his favorite foods like thick, juicy steak. His dentures just aren’t much use there.
Plus, after years of dealing with constant concern that his dentures could slip out at an inappropriate moment, the daily cleaning routine, and the foul taste of denture adhesives, Carl is more than ready for an alternative.
Then, one day a coworker told Carl that he was getting new dental implants from Dr. Feder. Carl didn’t know much about implants, so his ears perked up when the coworker began explaining how Dr. Feder could attach comfortable replacement teeth to them.
Carl leaned in, listening intently. Could this be the solution to dentures that he’d been wishing for? Could he really get new teeth that he didn’t have to take out and clean each night? Would they really stay securely in place without any sticky, gooey denture adhesive?
In the end, Carl consulted with Dr. Feder as well. He ultimately got a new set of replacement teeth that he was thrilled with! When he looks back at all the years he put up with the inconvenience of those dentures, he just shakes his head.
But he is so thankful that he discovered dental implants. And he couldn’t be more pleased with the work Dr. Feder did.
Consider Your Dad’s Situation
Maybe your own dad is similar to Carl. If he doesn’t have all of his natural teeth or has been dealing with uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures, he may be a good candidate for dental implants as well.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that we insert into the jawbone. After the gums are healed (usually about four months), then we can attach replacement teeth to them.
Implants are sturdy and secure. Research has shown that about 95 percent of dental implants are still in place after 20 years! That’s a long time that Dad won’t have to worry about doing anything special. All he has to do is brush and floss just like he would if they were his natural teeth.
Speaking of natural, after we restore his implants, Dad’s new teeth will look so natural and function so well that no one will know that they aren’t his original teeth! All they will see is a beautiful, white, healthy smile!
One of the best features of implants is that they work to protect the jawbone from deterioration. When we lose teeth, the tooth roots are gone as well. Without tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone, the bone will slowly absorb – or deteriorate.
Over time, this loss of bone will change the facial structure and shape, leading to a “sunken face” appearance. A person in this condition will actually look several years older than they are.
With implants in the jawbone, new bone cells will be generated and the jawbone’s health will be maintained. So, not only will Dad be able to eat what he wants without worrying about dentures, his oral health could actually improve!
Plus, easier chewing means more complete chewing. And this means easier digestion and potentially fewer stomach problems.
Dental implants are an all-around fantastic option for teeth replacement!
Schedule an Appointment For Dad
So, what do you need to do to get Dad started with dental implants? It’s easy. Just give our office a call and one of our friendly staff will set him up for an implant consultation.
Dr. Feder or Dr. Smith will examine his teeth, gums, and mouth – and maybe take some X-rays for a closer look. Then we will discuss Dad’s options in full detail, taking time to answer any questions he has about implants or about the process.
We encourage you to come along to his appointment. Sometimes a second set of eyes and ears can catch important information that might be missed.
Dental implants truly are an investment in Dad’s health and well-being. He will eat better, improve his oral health, and may even be happier all-around. All without having to put up with the hassle of dentures anymore.