Mealtimes are some of the most enjoyable parts of the day, even more so if the meal features your favourite dishes. The stresses of the day can be dissolved with an hour or two spent dining with those you hold dear. However, these mealtimes can be painful and embarrassing affairs if you have missing teeth. What you used to look forward to may now be something you want to avoid if you are suffering from tooth loss.
Chewing and biting can be painful to do when you do not have your natural teeth. The task of chewing and cutting of food will be passed on to your gums, which are not equipped to do so in the first place. If this is done on a regular basis, your gums will become irritated and bruised. Mouth sores can easily develop especially if proper oral hygiene is not practised. The repetitive assault on your gums can bring immense discomfort, and can eliminate the joy of eating even your favourite food items.
Dental implants can help bring back the pleasure of eating, even after you lose your natural teeth. The implants are placed into the jawbone, and will then be used as a secure anchor for the artificial teeth (such as dental crowns or a dental bridge). The proper function of teeth is restored with the help of dental implants. You can enjoy mealtimes once more with those you love, without the discomfort and embarrassment of having to chew using your toothless gums.