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Benefits That Come from Getting Dental Implants
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Marc Rosenthal, DMD, MD
Dental implants are expensive. When it comes to replacing lost teeth, there are more affordable options. The question people ask is if the dental implants are worth the extra money? To figure that out, you need to know what the benefits of implants over the other options are. That allows you to figure out if it is worth the added expense.
The Aesthetics of Implants
For many, the biggest benefit to implants is the way they look. Dental implants provide a permanent replacement for lost teeth. It is possible to replace one tooth or all the teeth. The result is a natural look. It is difficult to tell the real teeth from the implants. Many people are able to rediscover a smile they were afraid to show off after they get implants.
The improved appearance affects the way a person feels about themselves. People are more outgoing after they get implants because they do not feel embarrassed when they smile or when they talk. Feeling good about yourself improves your overall health.
The Other Benefits
Dental implants are like your natural teeth. You care for them in the same ways as your natural teeth. You do not have to take them out to clean them. They are also secured permanently in place. They do not get loose or come flying out of your mouth like dentures can do.
Implants also last much longer than other options. Dentures wear down over time and need adjustments to ensure a good fit. Veneers also have a shorter lifespan than dental implants. When you consider the extra cost, think about how long implants last.
It is true that implants cost more and may require more work than other options for replacing missing or broken teeth. The key to figuring out if they are worth it is to decide whether they make you feel better or not. The money spent on implants is temporary, but the benefits of implants last a lifetime.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn about this and other oral health issues.