Is a Dental Implant the Right Choice for You?
You recently had a tooth pulled and now your dentist is recommending that you get a dental implant. We know what you’re thinking. Dental implant procedures have a bad rap! But, sometimes you really, really need one.
Dental implants can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile, and, most importantly, your implant may last a lifetime. So, instead of saying no to getting a dental implant as soon as you hear those dreaded words, let’s talk about why a dental implant might be the right choice for you:
Implants keep your teeth from shifting
We’ve all heard the stories about people’s teeth sliding over into the empty spaces left behind after a tooth removal. Leaving a gap between teeth can result in shifting, over-crowded teeth, which in return can cause a misalignment between your upper and lower teeth. Dental implants fill these gaps so that your other teeth don’t have to and you get to keep your natural smile!
Implants strengthen your jawbone
Our teeth are deeply rooted for a really good reason. Deeply rooted teeth help to secure the jawbone, so removing these roots during a tooth extraction can cause the jawbone to weaken and become fragile. Dental implants attach to bone grafts that are surgically placed deep in your jawbone, which helps keep your jawbone strong and sturdy. The jawbone is there to support your teeth, so when a tooth is lost and not replaced, the jawbone will slowly resorb, or disintegrate, over time. Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone, which helps keep your jaw bone strong and study, and prevents it from disintegrating.
Implants boost confidence
When people choose not to fill the gaps in their teeth, their smiles can completely change and it can have a big effect on their confidence. A missing tooth can cause embarrassment. You don’t need to worry about missing out because dental implants give you the confidence to smile proudly!
Implants are built to last
Dental implants aren’t a new concept, but the latest technology is. As technology continues to improve, dental implants only get stronger and more durable. Dental implants may need periodic adjustments, but they can last a lifetime when properly cared for. If you’re looking for a long-term, cost-effective solution, dental implants are the best choice.
Implants allow you to forget about cavities
Cavities are a nonexistent problem when you have dental implants. Don’t you wish that was the case for all your teeth? You can forget about the cavities, but you still have to visit your dentist regularly and clean and care for your gums just like you would if it was a natural tooth.
Consider getting a second opinion
If all of these things sound great but you’re still not set on getting a dental implant, you might consider getting a second opinion. Dental implants offer a lot of great benefits, so it’s definitely worth investigating.
At Willow Spring Family Dentistry, we understand that dental work has a not-so-great reputation and it might not be on the top of your to-do list. That’s why, we focus on caring for people, not just teeth. Because you are more than your teeth – but your teeth are more important than you think.