Find out why getting dental implants now could be worth it in the future.
By now you’ve probably at least heard something about dental implants, the tooth loss restoration that is designed to last a lifetime. If you are dealing with tooth loss, then chances are pretty good that you’ve probably even considered getting dental implants. So, why haven’t you gotten them yet?
For many, the price tag can be enough to make anyone a little nervous. Especially if your insurance company isn’t going to cover much of your procedure, it can feel rather daunting to pay this much for your smile. However, your Grand Haven family dentist is here to explain the benefits of dental implants and why they might just be worth the investment.
Dental Implant Benefits
What other tooth loss restoration offers a new smile for a lifetime? Only dental implants. While adjustments or repairs may need to be made over time with regards to the dental crown, the implant is made from titanium so it’s strong and durable. Since the titanium implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone it actually becomes a natural part of your smile. This is something cosmetic restorations just can’t offer.
Also, who doesn’t want to enjoy eating and speaking with ease? Dental implants are the only cosmetic option that completely restores these two functions. Sure, dentures and dental bridges can definitely make it easier than not having teeth; however, many patients are embarrassed to find that eating and speaking is not as easy when dentures move around or make audible clicking sounds.
Plus, dental implants boast health benefits that other tooth loss treatments don’t. Since dental implants are placed into the jawbone, where it becomes a permanent part of your bone, this prevents teeth from shifting into the open space where your tooth once was. Now you don’t have to deal with the potential for a bad bite, not to mention the loss of bone. In fact, dental implants not only preserve your jawbone, but help in the development of new bone cells.
Dental Implant Investment
While the upfront cost of dental implants can be overwhelming for anyone, we like to explain to our patients that the cost is so you can have a new smile for life. While it’s true that dentures and dental bridges are significantly less expensive and can be a great option for many patients, they also require frequent adjustments and repairs. Furthermore, they also need to be replaced every 10 years or so. Dental implants do not. So while dental implants may be expensive up front, you won’t have to deal with many more expenses down the road, as you would with other restorations.
Think you’re a good candidate for dental implants? Find out if you truly are by schedule an initial consultation with your Grand Haven family dentist, Dr. John Leitner, DDS. Give your smile a new lease on life with dental implants.