If you have a weakened, damaged, loose, or missing tooth, you’re probably wondering how you can either fix it or replace it. One of the most effective and permanent ways to restore your smile is with a dental implant, which looks and acts exactly like a real tooth. However, this solution can be more expensive than other options, such as crowns and bridges.
At 101st Adult Dentistry, we often recommend dental implants to patients who want to replace damaged or missing teeth, and we’re also often asked if they’re worth the cost. We 100% believe they’re worth every penny, and here’s why.
They Make You Forget You’re Missing a Tooth
Whether you lost a tooth due to an injury or an oral health problem, going without it can be distracting from an appearance and sensation perspective. But because dental implants permanently adhere to the jawbone, they function identically to natural teeth. After a short recovery period, you’ll forget you ever had a dental implant and will instead feel like your lost tooth has grown back and is 100% healthy again.
They Require No Special Maintenance
How do you care for a dental implant? The same way you care for a natural tooth. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are all you need to care for your implant. Your dentist will check your implant along with your natural teeth at every cleaning and checkup, and chances are, you’ll never need any specialized care or treatment for it.
They Strengthen and Preserve Your Jawbone
People who are missing even a single tooth are at risk of jawbone loss. That’s because teeth and the jawbone work together to strengthen and support each other. Because dental implants are implanted directly into the jawbone, they fulfill a similar function as real teeth, preventing the jawbone from weakening and even being absorbed by the body.
They Allow You to Eat Anything You Want
Dental implants are strong! There are no dietary restrictions with them. Once your implant is fully healed, you’re free to resume your normal diet without worrying about your implant becoming loose, damaged, or needing an expensive repair or replacement.
They Can Last for Decades or Even a Lifetime
Dental implants are designed to last for decades, or in many cases, for a lifetime. Because they’re permanently attached to the jawbone, there’s no risk of them becoming loose or falling out on their own. In addition, they’re made of highly resistant materials and resins, which means that they hold up against decades of eating, drinking, brushing, talking, and more.
They Don’t Require Any Ongoing Expenses
Although the upfront cost of dental implants may be higher than other tooth replacement options, the long-term cost is often cheaper. That’s because once they’re implanted, they stay put and function exactly as intended with no specialized follow-ups or care needed. That means NO additional expenses for you outside of what you would normally spend on toothpaste, floss, and cleanings at your dentist.
They Give You Total Comfort and Confidence
You can’t put a price on happiness, comfort, and confidence, but that’s exactly what you get with a dental implant. Losing a tooth can be traumatic, and many tooth replacement options are only partially effective at restoring your lost confidence. Dental implants are so lifelike and so permanent that people who receive them quickly regain any lost confidence while also never dealing with the “foreign” sensation that other tooth replacement options often create.
They Can Be Highly Affordable with Insurance or an In-House Membership Plan
Because having a heavily damaged, diseased, or missing tooth can be so detrimental to your oral health, most dental insurance plans partially or fully cover dental implants. That makes them affordable for more than 150 million Americans nationwide with dental insurance. And if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still afford them with our in-house membership financing plan.
Let Us Handle All of Your Dental and Oral Health Needs
Dental implants are just one of the life-changing dental and oral health services we offer. In addition to routine cleanings and checkups, we also offer a variety of dental services and procedures to help restore confidence and damaged smiles.
Contact 101st Adult Dentistry today to request a dental appointment.