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Healthy teeth allow us to eat nutrient-rich foods. While removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food.

Malnutrition is sometimes a problem among denture-wearers because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even painful. And for some denture-wearers, they avoid social gathering altogether for fear that some embarrassing mishap might occur if they try to eat with loose-fitting dentures.

Dr. Riley wants you to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle, even if you have had to part with your natural teeth. Dental implants offer many of our patients the confidence and ability to eat their favorite delicious foods that sustain health.

Dental implants are a possible solution for those who have lost their teeth due to periodontal disease or traumatic injury. Implants serve as sturdy anchors for replacement teeth because they are inserted into the natural bone, which actually grows around the post, permanently holding it in place. So, with dental implants, your smile is restored with replacement teeth that actually appear to be real.

So, if you’ve been wondering whether dental implants are right for you, please call Dr. Riley’s office at 805-238-3880, and we’d be glad to discuss this wonderful treatment with you.