You may feel dental implants are too expensive. While they do cost more up front, when compared to other options, they will save you money in the long run. Dentures and bridgework, even when properly maintained, need to be replaced every 5-10 years. However, since they’re fragile and take effort to preserve, they’re unlikely to last even that long. Dental implants are the only permanent solution that will provide the best value for your money. Here’s why:
Chewing Is Easier
If you’re currently using dentures or a dental bridge, then you’re familiar with the frustration associated with a soft diet. While it might initially seem like a small price to pay for a smaller upfront cost, your body is likely missing out on the vital nutrients it was previously accustomed to, not to mention having to give up some of your favorite foods. Dental implants are a permanent solution for this problem and will immediately increase chewing efficiency.
Maintain Your Smile
Even a few missing teeth can permanently damage your smile. Spaces allow teeth to shift and your face to lose its shape. Even a closed-mouth smile will look sunken in, giving off a saddened expression. Dental implants are placed within the gum line, at the root of a tooth, which will maintain the natural shape of your jawline. When compared to a tooth-supported bridge, which requires shaving down of your natural teeth, dental implants are the best route to maintaining your natural smile.
Cavities cannot occur in a tooth implant or crown, making visits to the dentist easier. You’ll still have to brush the implant or crown daily and get a proper cleaning from your dentist, so your routine will remain the same as it was with your natural teeth.
Supports Bone Health
When your jawbone is not being used to support a natural tooth, it begins to deteriorate. As it loses its firmness, your jawbone will also lose its shape, changing your smile and facial structure. Alpine Dental Health in downtown Denver prevents this by inserting a titanium post into the root of a missing tooth during a dental implant procedure, preventing bone deterioration and stimulating bone growth.
Dentures and bridgework are a pain. They’re delicate and rarely last as long as expected. On top of that, the products needed to clean them are pretty pricey. Dental implants will create a more manageable routine, one that you’ve been accustomed to for years with natural teeth, and are made to last a lifetime.
The procedure is simple and can be done in the comfort of our downtown Denver Alpine Dental Health office. Our specialists have extensive experience in dental health and understand the importance of maintaining your natural smile. To schedule your appointment in the Denver area, please contact our office at our website or by telephone at (303) 825-5527.