A Strong Bite is Essential to Good Health and Quality of Life
You might not stop to think about it often, but the human jaw is very powerful. Its design and muscle arrangement create a considerable force that is needed for biting and chewing. Thanks to its unique capabilities, you eat and enjoy a range of foods that are healthy and help you enjoy a good quality of life. In addition to jaw strength, healthy teeth and gums are essential to maintaining a firm bite. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are the essential elements of at-home care that is needed to maintain your oral health. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings also play an important role.
At Farber Center, we are dedicated to helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and offer a range of treatment options should you need them. Our dentists, periodontists, and hygienists practice with state-of-the-art methods and equipment and we’ll help you maintain healthy teeth and a firm bite. If you’ve lost teeth, we can offer newer replacement options that are far superior to earlier techniques. For example, dental implants as a replacement for dentures can be very helpful in restoring a firm bite if you’ve lost yours earlier in life. You should be able to bite into apples and enjoy corn on the cob without worries of embarrassment.
How are Dental Implants Different from Dentures?
Dental implants are titanium screws attached to the jawbone. The screw acts in place of the root of a natural tooth and provides similar biting strength. Implants also help preserve the bone that can recede when teeth are missing. Dentures, on the other hand, are attached to the gums only temporarily with adhesive. No matter how well they are fitted to your mouth, they seldom would be able to achieve the biting strength provided by implants — which generally is comparable to natural teeth. When you’re a patient at Farber Center, we’ll present every tooth replacement option so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
Also, you can’t put a price tag on your confidence and self-esteem and dental implants have the look and feel of natural teeth. You’ll have your smile restored and feel like yourself again. No more embarrassing moments when you need to decline certain foods because you don’t have the firm bite required to eat them. We practice holistic dentistry and want to help you improve and maintain your oral health in support of better whole-body health. When a tooth or row of teeth cannot be saved, it’s important to explore all of your options and understand the differences between implants and dentures as well as the advantages offered by each.
Eating All the Foods You Love Requires Healthy Teeth and Gums
When you think of a firm bite, the images that come to mind are biting into an apple or eating corn-on-the-cob — and those are valid to be sure. But the ability to bite firmly and chew comfortably extends much farther. Many other fruits and vegetables are firm foods and require healthy teeth to enjoy them. Good oral health becomes even more essential as we place more emphasis on eating healthier diets. Carrots and celery are examples of other crunchy vegetables you want to be able to eat. Chewing many types of meat requires biting strength as do bagels and rustic bread. With implants, you’ll enjoy all of the things you enjoyed with natural teeth. If you’ve had dentures for a while, a switch to implants could be life-changing in many ways.
The full name of our practice is Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants and we have dentist offices in both Medford and Hauppauge, NY. We serve Long Island including Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Holistic dentistry, promotion of effective brushing and flossing, patient education, and providing state-of-the-art dental and periodontal treatments are all priorities for us. We will help you maintain or restore a firm bite, help your smile look better, and make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Our dentists and periodontists are gentle and caring for those who may feel anxious about dental visits. We hope you’ll browse our website to find out more and schedule an appointment today.