Top 5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
You may look at the words “dental implants” and automatically think “pretentious” or “luxurious”. However, dental implants are not only for the rich and famous. Regular people, with dental needs are getting dental implants now every day.
I understand the fear of the dentist. I am a self-admitted big chicken. When I finally made the decision to have dental implants in Stoney Creek one fateful day, I realized my fear was unfounded. I had a new smile and a new confidence. You too can have this feeling. These are the top three reasons why you should consider dental implants and stop putting off a healthy smile.
Fill the Gaps
This is an obvious reason but filling the gaps will give your smile a fullness again. Besides appearances, filling gaps also stabilizes the surrounding teeth so they do not shift over time. Yes–this will happen! Since the dental implant is actually fused to your bone, it stays in place much like your own tooth and the other teeth “recognize” it is there.
Eat with Confidence
If you have been living with missing or decayed teeth, then you know that eating hard or crunchy foods can be difficult. There is nothing more embarrassing than having to cut your steak into tiny pieces so you can chew it like a toddler. Having dental implants put in place is much like having your own teeth. They won’t shift or come loose like a denture might. You will be able to enjoy all the foods you love once again, with confidence.
Better Oral Health
When dental implants are placed in, they do not disturb your other surrounding teeth like a bridge would for example. They are very natural and realistic, even with proper spacing between other teeth for excellent flossing ability. This improves your overall oral health.
No Need for Replacing
Unlike dentures which need replacing every five to 10 years, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene. Because they won’t need replacing, you can factor this into the cost when you are costing out getting dental implants instead of dentures.
Easy to Care For
Having dental implants is just like having your own teeth. You brush and floss two or three times per day as you usually would and that is it. There is no special care required as with denture plates. You won’t have to deal with sticky adhesives or worry about removing them after dinner to rinse your mouth. You won’t have a cup of denture cleaner on the bathroom counter with your dentures soaking in it overnight.
Just Do It
It may be difficult to just make that decision to get dental implants inserted, but it will be a decision you won’t regret. Your self-esteem, confidence and reasons to smile will improve greatly. Best of all, no one will ever know just by looking at you. They are so realistic, that you can maintain your privacy about the dental work you have had done.
Stop being a big chicken like I did for so many years and see a specialist about having dental implants placed. I promise you will thank me.