“How you love yourself is how you teach yourself others to love you”- Rupi Kaur in her book Milk and Honey.
When it comes to dental care, a lot of people will avoid having to invest in their teeth. What we mean by this is that they would rather address a dental issue as it arises. This means that they sometimes aren’t interested in preventative measures. They may also reject quality dental care because they want to “save money.” In this article, we’ll share 5 reasons why dental implants are worth the cost. We will help you understand why you should invest in your teeth by getting dental implants.
Understanding Dental Implants
If you’ve lost a tooth and need a replacement, a dental implant is a fabricated tooth that’s screwed in to replace that missing tooth used to be. Dental implants, unlike dentures or other teeth replacements, stay in-place and function just like real teeth.
To help you understand the benefits of dental implants, we share 5 benefits of these implants.
1. Dental Implants Function Like Real Teeth
Because dental implants are placed into the empty areas of your mouth where a tooth has been lost, they function like real teeth. That means that brushing and flossing your teeth will result in having healthy dental implants. Additionally, like real teeth, dental implants tend to stay put rather than moving around. Dentures tend to move around. Dentures also don’t lead to the growth of the bones in your jaw. Dental implants, on the other hand, do.
2. Dental Implants Are Easier to Maintain
Additionally, compare dental implants to things like dentures and you’ll really start to understand the benefits of these implants. For example, dentures require greater care than dental implants. Think of how you will need to remove the dentures every night and let them soak in a solution. Failing to follow the different and numerous procedures associated with dentures means that you’ll lose out on it’s durability and ability to last long. So, if you’re looking for something that’s easier to maintain, then dental implants might be right for you.
3. Dental Implants Save You Money In the Long Run
Dentures will require a re-fitting because the structure of your teeth tends to change over time. So for example, if something changes in your tooth, then these dentures would need to be refitted for your mouth.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are created with longevity in-mind. What this means is that dental implants do not need to be refitted. Additionally, if you maintain good oral hygiene practices, then you can have implants for a very long time. So, while you may pay more upfront for a dental implant, you’re saving more money in the long run.
4. Dental Implants Have A Higher Success Rate
Dental implants have a very high success rate. According to a group of researchers who published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dental implants have a 97.8% survival rate. What this means is that you’ll not only be happy with your implant, but you’ll also have it for a very long time.
It’s also important to note that a high percentage of the participants in that study also said that they were satisfied with the dental implant.
5. Dental Implants Are A Permanent Solution (Goodbye to Ageism!)
A lot of times, older adults are told to get dentures because of their expected lifespan. What we mean by this is the assumption that some people have which is “You’re old so you really don’t need to invest in quality teeth.” With dental implants, you get a permanent solution that won’t just last you for a few years. With dentures, you’re getting a short-term solution because your teeth aren’t seen as important as a younger person’s teeth.
So, the next time you assume that dentures are great because “you’re old,” consider if you’re allowing other people’s ideas of what type of quality care you deserve to impact your own views of what you deserve. Ageism, which can shape the type of care that you get, can shape the future of your teeth. As Rupi Kaur says, “How you love yourself is how you teach yourself others to love you.” When it comes to your teeth, choose a permanent solution rather than a short-term one.
Avenues Dentistry: Beyond Ageism and Short-Term Solutions
If you’re in the state of Utah, Avenues Dentistry can help you figure out the right solution for your teeth. We offer both cosmetic dentistry and general and family dentistry.
Some of our cosmetic dentistry includes:
- Dental implants
- Dental Crowns
- Teeth whitening
- and so much more!
Contact us at 801-328-4173 or by using this form. We will go over some of the options that you have when it comes to your teeth so that you don’t feel stuck. We also want you to make the right choices for your teeth.