Dental implants last as long as they do thanks to osseointegration, but also gain many advantages similar to your natural teeth. For example, when comparing implants to dentures, studies have shown that certain dentures only had half the bite strength of a normal set of teeth. Patients had to slightly alter the preparation of their food so that it would be soft enough to eat.
With dental implants, it’s quite the opposite. As a dental implant is held firm by osseointegration, it acts much like one of your natural teeth. Therefore, when you want to eat your favorite foods there’s no lack of strength preventing you from enjoying them. Whether it’s crunchy, tough, or sticky, your dental implant can last through these foods with the proper care and maintenance, as you would treat the rest of your teeth.
While it doesn’t often happen, sometimes dentures can slip out during eating or talking. When it happens during a social situation, it could feel embarrassing. Dental implants are firmly secured through osseointegration instead, leaving little to no risk of the implant ever falling out.