When one wants to make a good first impression one of the first things they care about is how their teeth appear. If meeting new people is difficult, most individuals blame how their teeth look. Over time our teeth get discolored or because of an accident we either lose them or damage them permanently. They act like a calling card and are the basis for people’s first impression of us.
There were rougher times years ago when people lost teeth. Dentures and bridges were the only solution. Bridges only fixed the problem temporarily. They were hard to clean because they were difficult to reach with the toothbrush and normal dental floss. Periodontal diseases were normal when proper dental care was impossible. People were exposed to gum disease and bone disease as a result of having bridges they could not properly care for.
Dental implants are preferable to bridges for this and other reasons. They are a more permanent solution to the problem. They are not as expensive, because they do not have to be replaced as often as bridges. And most importantly, they are made of better material. With them you will have fewer worries about eating, chewing or speaking for many years.
Dental implants are great because they never decay. And the surrounding teeth don’t need to have crowns to hold them in place. This is a lot different than having bridges installed. The adjoining teeth never have the worry of becoming decayed and their crowns never have to be replaced.
Dental insurance does not cover implants and this makes the procedure more expensive. But on the positive side, implants last a long time because they are easy to take care of and maintain. Bridges may sound cheaper, but maybe if you’re lucky they last the maximum of 10 years. If you’re going to invest the money you might as well consider implants as the better option for you. Their success rate is very high and that makes them a very good investment.
Dental implants are suitable to everyone, but if you are diabetic or a smoker you have less of a chance of qualifying for this procedure. These sorts of patients have a lower blood supply that is essential in helping the implant fuse to your jawbone.
The odds of your success are also greatly increased by selecting the right cosmetic dentist for this procedure.
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