Hello, Monroe. And welcome once again to the ongoing dental blog from the office of Bayou Dental Group. In order for you to make informed decisions about matters of oral health, you have to have reliable information. That is why here at Bayou Dental Group we use this blog to reach out to the people of Monroe, LA and give them the information they need to do what is right for their own oral health, and for that of their family, too.

In our last blog, we wrote about the importance of eating foods that are high in fiber. Doing so will not only protect your oral health by stimulating saliva production, it will also benefit nearly every major system of your body, from your heart, all the way down to your gut. Dietary fiber is a necessity for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. But in order to eat foods that are high in fiber, you are going to have to have some strong and healthy teeth.

The main benefit your teeth receive from fiber comes from chewing the foods it comes in. the vigorous chewing involved in eating high fiber foods is good for your teeth. It produces saliva, which is your mouth’s first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease.

As you have likely picked up on, in order for your to enjoy the oral health benefits inherent in a high fiber diet, your teeth have to be in good shape to begin with. So, what does this mean for people who have some oral health issues that make chewing hard, like tooth decay and gum disease? Are you just out of luck? Doomed to repeat a cycle of unhealthy food choices that lead to tooth decay that leads to more unhealthy foods choices because you have difficulty chewing healthy fruits and vegetables? You don’t have to be.

Dental Implants in Monroe, LA

If you are missing are have teeth that are decaying, then you will definitely have a hard time chewing the types of food that are good for you and for your teeth. So, if you do not want to get caught in that tooth decay cycle we described above, then you need to consider some tooth replacement options.

If you want the tooth replacement that is going to give you the most freedom in choosing healthy foods to eat, then you want dental implants. Whereas other tooth replacements only replace the tooth from the gum line up, dental implants replace the whole tooth, including the root, giving you the security you need to eat the foods that you love, as well as the foods that are good for you.

Dental implants consist of a titanium post, which is like a little screw, and a realistic dental crown, which is the part that looks like a tooth. The titanium post will be surgically implanted into your jaw bone. As the implant heals, osseointegration will take place. This means your natural bone will grow into the surface of the titanium post, fusing with it to create a new root.

This synthetic root is what separates dental implants from tooth replacements like dentures. Implants are anchored directly to your jaw, so they will not come loose and slide round your mouth like dentures do.

Dental implants are effective, strong, and long last tooth replacement, that will give you back the look, the feel, and the function of your natural teeth. So, if you want to lead as healthy a lifestyle as possible, don’t let missing teeth get in the way. Come to Bayou Dental Group and we will get you the smile you want and deserve.

Contact us today for more information.