- July 1, 2015
July is here! That means summer in Holly is in full swing. At Holly Dental Care, we love to see the families of Holly, MI out having a good time and enjoying the fun, fireworks, and freedom that makes the Fourth of July such a spectacular American tradition. You may not think about your oral health when you are making plans for the Fourth of July, but if you are missing teeth, or are experiencing severe tooth decay, your plans could be ruined.
No ice cream. No corn on the cob. No grilled chicken. Family Fourth of July functions are fueled on delicious family favorites. Tooth pain and cavities can put more than a damper on your experience at a family get together. Holly Dental Care is concerned about your oral health and your ability to enjoy all the fun this celebration of freedom has to offer, because it is hard to feel free when you can only sit back and watch others enjoy the food you love.
Enjoying the food on the Fourth of July isn’t the only oral health concern to consider. Smiling is an important aspect of social interaction, and if you are insecure about your smile because some missing teeth, you run the risk of coming across as unfriendly or uninterested. Imagine how awkward those family photos will be with everyone else grinning like cheshire cats and you with your lips shut tight.
Thankfully, you don’t have to let missing teeth hold you back and get in the way of your summer fun. At Holly Dental Care, we have the skills, experience, and dental technology to get the smile back on your face.
Dental Implants from Holly Dental Care
Dental Implants are a wonderful form of tooth replacement because they replace your whole tooth, crown and root, whereas most other replacements will replace only the crown. Without a root to stabilize and secure your replacement tooth, your bite and chewing power will be limited, which means your food choices will also be limited.
Dental implants will give you the freedom to eat what you choose this Fourth of July because a titanium screw will be used to take the place of your missing root. Titanium is widely used for surgical implants because of its natural ability to fuse with human bone tissue. After it heals, your dental implant will become the root for a realistic and durable dental crown.
This is almost like growing a new tooth. Whereas dentures can come loose and slide around, a dental implant will stay put and give you the look and functionality of a natural tooth.
Mini-Implants in Holly, MI
Dentures have been a common form of tooth replacement for generations, and they are still common today. While dentures are certainly better and and more healthy than just putting up with missing teeth, they come with several problems. Security and stability being at the top of the list.
For people who have had dentures for years, standard dental implants may not be feasible because of the bone loss that generally takes place as a result of missing teeth. However, there is still a way to give these people a more secure tooth replacement.
Dentures supported with mini-implants will give you the security of a full-sized implant in areas of low bone density. Mini-implants are the same length as standard implants, but with a smaller diameter. To support a full set of dentures, we will use only a few mini-plants. this means all of your teeth can be replaced with a less invasive procedure than replacing each individual tooth with a full-sized implant and crown.
Enjoy This Fourth of July
There is no need to let missing teeth, or form of poor oral health, keep you from having fun this summer. Visit our office in Hilly, MI to discuss what sort of tooth replacement works best for your needs. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or a whole row of teeth, Holly Dental Care will get you smiling again.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.