Have you ever bought anything you were really excited about only to regret it soon after? Maybe you purchased a new car that you felt was a solid investment. You felt good about it during the test drive, it had all these great safety features, and was within your budget.
But over the next year since you bought the car, you’ve had to keep pouring money into it. It’s broken down a couple of times. The make and model call for specialized parts, which make repairs more expensive. To top it off, the color shows dirt more than you thought it would, so you’re constantly running it through the car wash.
Talk about regret! It’s not like you bought an outfit you didn’t like and could easily take back. This is a car. So you just deal with it.
When it comes to things you buy that you can’t easily return, you have to be sure you’re making the wisest investment. This is especially true when it comes to your smile. If you’re missing a tooth, or even several teeth, you want a tooth replacement option that will look and feel natural, will be easy to maintain, and will stand the test of time.
Fortunately, there is just an option out there, and you can find it at Beckham Dental in Cave Creek, AZ! We’re talking about dental implants. Today’s blog is all about what makes dental implants such a great tooth replacement option and an investment you won’t regret.
Reasons To Consider Dental Implants
You Gain Confidence
If you have missing teeth, let’s face it, you’re embarrassed to show your smile. You’ve probably been hiding it for a long time, in fact. Maybe you even avoid having your picture taken or avoid social interaction that you would otherwise enjoy. That can be exhausting, isolating, and depressing.
With dental implants, you don’t have to live that way. Dental implants allow you to smile with confidence because you have a full set of healthy, natural-looking teeth. You not only feel better about yourself, but you will once again feel more comfortable to be your true self around other people. Everyone deserves that!
You Gain Better Oral Health
When you have an empty space in your mouth where a tooth should be, you are at a higher risk for cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. This is because an open space is an attractive breeding ground for bacteria in your mouth and food you eat. A dental implant fills that space and is covered with a natural-looking replacement tooth. It then becomes easier for you to brush and floss your teeth properly and prevent plaque and tartar buildup, which makes for a healthier mouth!
You Gain A Healthier Jaw Bone
If you’ve avoided doing anything about your missing teeth, it’s probably because you didn’t realize the risk this poses to the overall structure of your face. What happens when people who have a full set of removable dentures take those dentures out? Their facial structure completely changes.
That’s because without a tooth to support the jawbone and the teeth around the empty space, your jawbone begins to deteriorate, until eventually, the surrounding healthy teeth aren’t adequately supported and become loose, shift, or fall out entirely. So living without even one tooth can put you at risk for these more serious problems down the road. Dental implants attach to your jawbone and promote new, healthy bone growth, so you can avoid these problems.
You Gain Dentures You Can Rely On
Living with a full set of removable dentures can be a miserable experience, physically and psychologically. To have to endure the constant fear and general discomfort you face when your adhesive that’s supposed to keep them in place doesn’t quite do its job can really take its toll on you!
So in dealing with loose dentures that shift around while you speak and eat, rather than enjoying conversation or savoring your favorite foods, you’re constantly worried your dentures will come loose and put you in an embarrassing, socially awkward position. Dental implants can actually support your dentures so this kind of thing doesn’t happen! You can have a full arch of implant supported dentures so you can get back to doing all the things you used to do without giving it a second thought. Your quality of life doesn’t have to take a hit just because you wear dentures.
If you’ve been dealing with missing teeth and are ready to do something about it, come to Beckham Dental and find out if you’d be a good candidate for dental implants. Give us a call today at 602-842-6188 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.