When it comes to a major dental restoration, you’ve already been through enough stress and worry by the time you achieve your solution. You don’t need more worry once you get home. You need a solution that will make your life easier, not more complicated. That’s where we come in. Some solutions can actually give you a whole new set of worries, but a dental implant will take your mind off of your dental restoration and allow you the freedom to live your life without worrying about your teeth.
Having a tooth extracted is very often the last resort for a dentist. By all means, your natural teeth are the best option, so when a dentist recommends removing a tooth, it is after all other options are exhausted. That means that you have been through pain, worry, and stress. You don’t need any more of that when you are trying to decide how to restore your smile. Some options available to you could end up causing more stress and worry down the road, but an implant is the solution you don’t have to worry about.
Bridges, for example, can often lead to more upkeep down the road. In order to place a bridge, your dentist must make room for crowns on the nearby teeth. That means removing healthy enamel in order to place a crown on a healthy tooth so that you can fill the gap. Over time, this requires upkeep. Bridges last 5-10 years and then must be replaced. You can imagine the cost and stress of replacing a bridge. And what about those healthy natural teeth that were damaged in the crown placement? They might not be so healthy anymore.
An implant solves these problems. By getting a dental implant, you are giving yourself a solution that will likely last you for the rest of your life. Implants have an extremely high success rate (96%), and patients with implants are tremendously happy (just check out some of our patient testimonials if you’re unsure)! While implants tend to be more expensive than bridges, implants don’t require the upkeep costs that bridges require. On top of that, Dr. Ron provides you with a 10 year warranty on any implant he places! While all of this is great for you, the best thing about dental implants is the impact on your smile.
Using an implant to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is the best thing for your smile for several reasons. First, it maintains your bone mass. Once a tooth is pulled, the bone begins to recede. Dental implants will prevent that from happening. Second, it protects the other teeth around the space. There’s no need to remove healthy enamel from your other teeth because an implant is made to fit perfectly in the space remaining. Finally, it is easy to care for. The crown placed on top of the implant looks, feels, and works just like a regular tooth. With regular flossing and brushing, the implant will last you until the end of your days.
If you would like to find out more about dental implants and the effect they can have on your smile, give us a call at New Albany Implants! We would love to see you soon!