No matter how necessary it is for you to make a big purchase, and no matter how long you weigh the pros and cons of your decision, following through with the investment is a huge step. Although you might feel pretty good about your decision to buy, you still have that nagging fear that you’ll regret it later.
We can all relate to those feelings of doubt whenever we make a big purchase. But when it comes to investments in your health, like dental implants, it’s worth every bit. That’s why our team at Duffield Dentistry is sharing today’s blog with you.
If you’ve been thinking about the best tooth replacement option for your situation, it can be an intimidating decision. Patients who come to our Royal Oak, MI office for dental implants know how you feel. But our team knows they’d all tell you the same thing: there is no buyer’s remorse with this dental solution!
However, they seem to all share one regret when it comes to their dental implants, but we’ll talk about that in a moment! First, let’s talk about why you would need dental implants in the first place.
The Purpose Of Dental Implants
When you have missing teeth and are thinking about replacing them, no other option comes as close to the real thing like dental implants. That’s because they are placed in your jawbone and become an artificial root that fuses to your own bone.
Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Dentures can fit poorly, become loose, and shift around while you eat and speak. But dental implants give you an unmatched sense of strength and security.
What You Gain With Dental Implants
Because they’re strong and durable, there are several pros to investing in dental implants, such as:
A Healthy Jawbone – With other replacement teeth, you’re getting something that rests on the gumline, which doesn’t allow the jawbone to fully engage when you bite down. This makes your bone deteriorate over time and weaken the supporting structure of your remaining healthy teeth.
With implants, however, your jawbone is fully, actively engaged which not only keeps the bone strong, but it encourages new bone growth so your jaw remains strong for years to come.
Easily Maintained Replacement Teeth For A Healthier You – Dentures on their own may look great, but in terms of functionality, wearers are quite limited in their dietary choices. You have to forego foods you love that are harder to chew for softer foods that may not be as nutritionally dense.
Dental implants offer nearly the same level of stability as natural teeth, which means there are no food restrictions with this option. Since implants fuse to your own jawbone, you also have a full set of easily maintained replacement teeth that allow you to brush and floss just like you normally would.
A Renewed Sense Of Confidence – You get a renewed sense of confidence with dental implants in a couple of ways. First, as we mentioned before, you get to eat and speak with confidence that you didn’t have before. You can eat the kind of foods you want and interact with people without worry that your teeth will shift around, or worse, fall out.
You also get a boost of confidence in regards to your appearance. Missing teeth can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem. Implants look as beautiful as the real thing, giving you a profound sense of confidence.
Secured Dentures – For years, people who had many teeth to replace were limited to dentures. Again, you can have natural-looking dentures that allow you to smile with confidence, but the benefit stops there in comparison to dental implants.
With dentures that are anchored by implants, you don’t have to worry about replacing them every few years or taking them out each day to clean them.
What’s The One Regret You Might Have With Dental Implants?
Again and again, our patients agree: the one thing you’ll regret about your decision to get dental implants is that you didn’t get them sooner!