If you struggle with missing or broken teeth you may have difficulty masticating (chewing) your food. What you may not know is that you may be not only struggling to chew, but you also may not be breaking your food down well enough to safely swallow and properly digest.
All of your teeth serve a unique purpose. Your front teeth (incisors & canines) help you bite into//tear foods, whereas your back teeth (molars) help you break down the foods to swallow. Your teeth and the enzymes in your saliva are designed to break food down well enough to be digested by your stomach properly. This whole process is vital to your nutrient absorption, gut microbiome and overall health.
There are a few options to replace broken or missing teeth such as dentures or dental implants. Why choose dental implants over dentures? Dentures can help add some stability, but your bite is still “90% less than with natural teeth”, in turn you will not be breaking down your food well enough and may not always be able to choose the foods you like, not to mention the healthy, fibrous foods your body needs. (ie. meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains). 1, 2 Also, long-time denture wearers jaw bone tends to shrink, causing their dentures to have a loose fit, whereas, dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants not only look great and give you back your confidence, but they also allow you to eat and properly masticate the foods you love as well as the ones you need.
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Looking for a top dental implant surgeon in Southeast Michigan? Look no further! Dr. Gregory J. Young is a Diplomate and board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, he provides education, training and mentoring to his colleagues in all phases of implant dentistry. He has over 37 years of experience and dedicates his practice solely to implant dentistry and training.
If you are missing a tooth/teeth, have bone loss and are interested in dental implant surgery, please call 888.257.4025 to set up a consultation with Dr. Young. He has several office locations he works out of throughout Southeast Michigan.
Dr. Pinchin Implant Dentistry. Giving you the Ability to Eat What Makes You Happy & Healthy. Found on 12 November 2021. Website: https://www.drpinchinimplants.com/difficulty-chewing-eating
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