Investing in your smile is rarely a decision you’ll regret, especially it involves dental implants. Dental implants are the most unrivaled solution for replacing missing teeth. However, they are also the most expensive. Before you shy away from dental implants and opt for a traditional denture or bridge to fill in your missing tooth gaps, it is important to consider the long-term return you’ll gain when investing in implant dentistry.
Dental implants have undoubtedly revolutionized modern dentistry. They can replace one missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth in a way that feels, functions and looks just like the real thing.
Dental implants do require more upfront time and cost than other restorative options. You’ll undergo the surgical placement of a titanium post or screw (implant) into your jawbone, which slowly fuses to the surrounding bone to act as your artificial tooth root. Once the implant is healed and firmly secure in the jawbone, a permanent dental restoration is placed on top. Depending on your specific needs, your restoration may be a dental crown, a bridge or a denture.
The Remarkable Value of Dental Implants
Compared to traditional dentures or bridges, prosthetic teeth that are anchored with dental implants offer significant advantages towards your long-term health, self-esteem and quality of life. If the price tag makes you shy away at first, quickly consider the following you can gain with dental implants:
Improved Confidence: Since dental implants are fused to the jawbone, stability is not an issue. You won’t have to worry about your prosthetic teeth slipping or feeling loose when you talk, eat and laugh. In fact, others won’t be able to distinguish between your real teeth and your implants.
Easy Maintenance: Unlike traditional (removable) dentures, there is no special adhesive creams, cleaning regimes or denture relines to hassle with when choosing dental implants. Care for them just like you would your natural smile!
Balanced Nutrition & Dietary Freedom: With prosthetic teeth that are stable, you can enjoy the foods you love as well as the proteins and fibrous fruits and veggies that are good for your body. In this way, dental implants can protect your overall health since resorting to soft high-carb diet can lead to obesity and diabetes in the long-run.
More Youthful Appearance: Missing teeth will eventually trigger bone loss in your jaw, which can in turn alter your facial structure over time and give you a sunken or aged appearance. To retain a youthful and attractive face, choose dental implants. Dental implants are the only restorative solution that prevents bone loss after missing teeth.
At Green Dental of Alexandria, we are proud to offer implants dentistry as a leading solution in restorative dentistry. If you would like to learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, please contact our team today.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725