Why dental implants are the first choice over other options to restore missing or damaged teeth.
If you were to ask a group of men and women what the #1 thing is they would change about their look, have any idea what they would say?
Hair? Nope …
Clothes? Nuh-uh …
The car they drive? Not even close …it’s their teeth.
“An exhaustive survey of nearly 5,500 unattached adults ages 21 and older found that to be the case, with nearly 60 percent of men saying they care most about good teeth in a potential date compared to a staggering 71 percent of women who ranked 'teeth' as most important.” - Match.com.
It is true that not much has changed in how society perceives a person’s physical appearance, which makes perfect sense since great value is put on how a person looks. Even though more and more people refer to the importance of inner beauty, you still can’t deny that most still want to look their best.
Since your teeth are an important part of your appearance, the following are significant benefits to choosing dental implants.
Looks and Feels Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are made of strong durable material that looks, fits, feels and functions like your natural teeth. Other alternatives can interfere with daily activities such as eating, speaking and smiling and can lead to bone deterioration.
Dental Implants Have Long-Term Success
Traditional dental bridges only have a life span of about 5 to 7 years before having to be replaced, and with proper care they can last more than 10 years. Even though dental implants may require periodic adjustments, if they are properly cared for and placed, they can last a lifetime.
Improves Your Appearance
If you have missing teeth or dentures you may have noticed that parts of your face, namely your cheeks have started appearing sunken in. This can happen when you have a missing tooth and there is inadequate stimulation to the bone without the tooth root and the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Unfortunately, people that suffer from this can sometimes look years older than they really are.
With dental implant posts, the stimulation your mouth and jawbone needs is provided in order to keep your face looking full and youthful. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
Makes Eating Your Favorite Foods Easier
With dental implants, you don’t have to hold back on eating all of your favorite foods. You can bite and chew naturally without fear or feeling uncomfortable like with your removable dentures. Eat virtually anything you want and experience the full taste of the food you eat.
Contact the experts at LaBell Dentistry to ask about implants as an alternative to dentures.
Caring for dental implants is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Just brush, floss and visit LaBell Dentistry for regular cleanings and checkups. Dr. Terry LaBell can help you decide if dental implants make sense for you. Call the office at 877.402.1246 or use the online contact form to schedule a consultation today.