Replacing missing teeth is an important process that you don’t want to put off. If you ask the average periodontist, the consensus today is that dental implants are the preferred option for patients who can receive them. In the past, that meant partial tooth replacement procedures involving more than one tooth but less than a full arch.  

Today, implant supported dentures and micro-implants allow them to be used as a full-range replacement option for as many or as few teeth as you need. If you are looking for a replacement for a full arch of teeth, here’s what you should know about using implants to support dentures.  

Implants Can Handle Your Favorite Foods  
That’s right, unlike dentures, implants impose no dietary restrictions of their own. If you have no other health restrictions imposing limits on your diet, then you can eat anything you like after recovering from the placement procedure.

Recovery usually goes like this:

•Liquids for one to two days
•Soft foods for the rest of the first week
•Transitioning back to your regular diet in the second week

Many patients get back to their old diets faster.  

Two More Important Facts About Implants  
Implants are about more than your food choices. They also look and feel like natural teeth, so you have the same feedback in the jaw and the same ease of speech your original teeth gave you. The last important fact about implants is probably the best. That feedback in your jaw that makes the teeth feel like natural teeth? It also prevents jawbone erosion.  

If you’re looking for replacements after losing a whole arch of teeth, talk to your periodontist about implant supported dentures today. You can make an appointment by contacting our office during regular business hours. Our staff is always eager to help patients get the care they need.