Who knew that a specific type of dental treatment could make such a big impact on your life? And by “big”, we mean absolutely life changing!
Well, it’s possible. Thanks to modern day dental implants, you can replace as few or as many missing teeth as necessary, without impacting the health of your other teeth. They’re the closest thing to having a real smile all over again.
1) Being Able to Smile in Photos
Never worry about your smile
Let’s be honest, missing teeth are embarrassing. When you are asked to pose in photos with your friends, are you the one who is always stepping away to take the picture? Do you have your social media accounts set up to approve tagged photos before they pop up on your stream? Then you deserve to at least consider getting dental implants.
Dental implants look real
With an implant, your custom designed crown or bridge will blend in with the rest of your smile. In fact, nobody should even be able to tell that you’re not showing off your real teeth.
Before you know it, dental implants give you the freedom to smile again without even thinking about it. You’ll be taking selfies, posing in pictures with friends, and won’t have to hide your laugh behind your hand. To you, you’ll feel more comfortable; to your friends, you’ll seem like a happier person that they enjoy being around.
2) Confidence to Eat Your Favorite Foods
Strong and secure teeth
Dental implants are stronger than even the healthiest natural teeth. Because of this, it’s possible for you to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about cutting them into smaller pieces or a denture slipping out when you’re sharing a meal with friends. Implants are like having a brand-new tooth all over again, so you can use them to bite or chew into anything from corn on the cob to prime rib. That candy apple from the booth at the fair is no longer off limits.
Get your strong bite back with implants
While you shouldn’t ever use your teeth as tools to open up packages or tear things apart, you can feel confident knowing that your implants are made to last. Anything that you can bite or chew into with your healthy teeth can be tackled with your new ones. If you’ve been wearing dentures, you know what a tremendous improvement this is. A traditional suction-supported denture or partial only gives you about 15-20% of your original biting forces. With implants, you regain 100% of it.
3) You Treat Them Like Real Teeth
Easy to take care of
Maybe you’re hesitant to get dental implants because you’re worried about the maintenance and daily care that it takes to keep them healthy. Fortunately for you, there’s not a lot of “extra” involved in this process. All you really need to do is brush and floss around them like they’re real teeth. Hate flossing? Invest in a water flosser instead!
Keep up with your care
Keep your regularly scheduled dental checkups to make sure the gums and bone around your implants and other teeth stay healthy. Be sure to address infections like gingivitis when they first pop up, and your implants will likely outlast all of your other teeth.
4) The Best Return on Investment
Dental implants last a lifetime
Even with today’s advanced technology, dental work isn’t made to last forever…except for one thing: implants. Dental implants are more successful and durable than any other type of restoration. In fact, they’re made to last a lifetime.
The truth about dentures
Sure, a partial denture might seem like the “cheapest” treatment to get your smile back where it needs to be…but is it really? The true answer is “no.” Why? Because even great dentures can start to wear out over time. As your body changes and bone reshapes due to tooth loss, your partial or denture will become loose and can cause discomfort. This means it will need to be replaced periodically, even as frequently as every five years.
The permanent solution
But, implants are a permanent part of your smile. They fuse directly into the bone socket like a natural tooth. Because they’re “permanent,” they stay there for decades to come, even if the restorations on top of them slowly wear out. It doesn’t matter if you’re 95 or 25, your new dental implant should be there for the rest of your life.
Are You a Candidate for Treatment?
Thanks to revolutionary new techniques used in dental implant treatment, getting them is easier than ever. But to find out if you’re a candidate for implants or learn which type is best for your smile, you’ll need to see your dentist. Only after you’ve talked together about your oral anatomy and smile goals can you construct a plan that fits your expectations and budget. Call today to schedule yours!