February 15, 2023

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:08 am
dentist smiling, touching cheek, and holding dental implant model

Dental implants are the tooth replacement option of choice for many patients. They are the only option that replaces the roots of the teeth as well as the crowns. As useful as they are, implants can be somewhat of an investment. If you’re considering getting them, you may be wondering if it’s worth the money. Keep reading as we discuss the reasons why dental implants are worth the cost.

Why Dental Implants Are a Great Investment in Your Smile

When you lose teeth, there’s more to worry about than just having gaps in your grin. The jawbone in that area will begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. As a result, your face will begin to sag. The surrounding teeth will also shift to fill in the spaces, which may ultimately lead to additional tooth loss and loss of facial shape.

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and fuse with it through osseointegration. This will keep the jawbone healthy and strong and will provide your face with the stability it needs. Additionally, you’ll save money on additional replacement teeth and other treatments to repair the damage.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Along with keeping your jawbone strong and saving you money on additional treatments down the line, there are a variety of other benefits that make getting dental implants worth the money, such as:

  • Bite force – With dental implants, you can regain at least 80% of your bite power. This will allow you to eat nearly anything without issue. This includes foods that will promote a healthy beam, such as fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, leafy greens, nuts, dairy, and fish.
  • Easy to maintain – Taking care of dental implants is as easy as taking care of the rest of your smile. Just brush once in the morning and once at night for two minutes each time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, floss nightly to remove plaque and food particles stuck between your pearly whites.
  • Longevity – As long as you take care of your dental implants properly, they can last upwards of 15 years. In some cases, they can even last a lifetime. Be sure to eat a balanced diet, see your dentist twice per year, and practice excellent oral hygiene to make your new smile last as long as possible.
  • Comfort – Unlike dentures, dental implants don’t slip when you eat, laugh, or speak. This makes it easier to feel confident in your beam and get all the nutrients you need to keep your smile in good condition.

About the Practice

Dr. Cameron “Cam” Wendling is the skilled oral surgeon with nearly 10 years of dental and surgical experience who leads the skilled team at Texas Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants. They offer high-quality, durable implants to fill in your beam and can break down the treatment costs and benefits of this treatment. Call Texas Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants at (972) 960-1111 or visit their website if you want more information on dental implants or to set up an appointment.

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