If you have missing teeth and have dismissed the option to have dental implants due to the cost, you might want to reconsider. Dental implants are prosthetic screws usually made of titanium that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. Once they have been allowed to heal, the screws fuse to the bone and are anchored securely into place. Prosthetic teeth can then be attached to the implants to take the place of missing teeth.
Although there is no denying that dental implants are more expensive than removable options such as dentures, partials or bridges, they offer important advantages for a long term tooth replacement solution. Dental implants can give you a much higher return on your investment. Here are a few important reasons why choosing dental implants over dentures is worth the cost difference.
Authentic – Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. For this reason, they are now the gold standard tooth replacement option for dental professionals. Unlike dentures, you will never have to worry about clicking, popping or slipping. In fact, most people never even notice a dental implant versus a real tooth. Confidence goes a long way in improving your quality of life, especially when it comes to your mouth.
Convenience – The additional investment you made for dental implants will be worth every penny each day when you realize you don’t have to deal with taking your dentures or partials out for cleaning or worry with messy denture creams. Dental implants are a long term solution with optimal convenience in your daily routine.
Your Diet and Health – Have you considered what dentures can do to your eating habits long term? With dentures, many patients are forced to eliminate foods that are harder to chew. Unfortunately, the foods that are left behind are often foods that are high in fiber and carry vital nutrients. Denture patients usually replace these foods with softer foods that are higher in carbohydrates and calories. Long term these eating habits can lead to obesity and contribute significantly to heart disease and diabetes. Dental implants not only allow you to eat the foods you love, but they ensure you are not forced to eliminate nutrient-rich options from your diet.
If the obvious improvement in your quality of life isn’t reason enough to spend the extra money on choosing dental implants over dentures, there are many dental practices that are offering attractive payment options to support this gold standard tooth replacement solution. In fact, Gilreath Family Dentistry in Marietta is able to provide dental implant therapy to patients at a great savings because the entire implant placement procedure occurs right here in our general dental care office. Whether you need one tooth replacement or a full set of new teeth, let us restore your smile today with dental implants at Gilreath Family Dentistry.
Posted on behalf of Gilreath Family Dentistry
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,