When you make an investment in your home or financially, you spend some money now with the expectation of saving (or even making) money in the future. If you upgrade your kitchen, you expect to make more when you sell the house. Even though you’re paying for the kitchen work now, it’s well worth it.
When you have a lost tooth, there are a few ways you can treat it. And you need to sooner rather than later, as an empty spot in your smile can lead to crooked teeth and lower self-esteem.
That’s why you need to call Panama City Smiles today at 850-588-0185 and make your appointment to get a dental implant. Dr. Patel is well trained in using this restorative dentistry treatment to replace missing teeth. Getting a dental implant is really an investment in your smile — and your future.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are restorations that replace lost teeth. They have three parts:
- A dental crown that replaces the lost tooth.
- An artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted in your jawbone.
- An abutment that connects the two (so you can replace a damaged replacement tooth without removing the implant).
With a dental implant in place, you are investing in your future. Here’s how.
Save On Future Dental Needs
You won’t need to replace this restoration for 20 years or more.
Dental implants are one of the longest-lasting dental restorations you can get. That’s because it mimics your natural teeth very well. Dental implants have an artificial root that acts like your natural ones. This provides the same amount of stability and strength as any of your teeth. That’s why dental implants last for 20 years or more. For some people, a single dental implant is the only thing they need for that lost tooth.
You won’t have to buy special adhesives or cleaners.
Some dental treatments require that you purchase special products to help it. Braces need special brushes to keep food from sticking to them. Removable dentures need special adhesives to hold them in place on your gums. Even dental bridges require a special way to floss underneath them to avoid gum disease.
But a dental implant requires none of these. The only things you need to keep your dental implant looking great is to brush, floss, and visit our Panama City, FL dental office every six months.
Investing In Your Confidence & Happiness
You can feel more confident meeting people for the first time.
When there’s an obvious space in your smile, it’s hard to feel confident about meeting people. Even if you don’t worry about what they’ll think, you can. Some people get so focused on how their smile is incomplete that they get nervous and embarrassed when meeting people. That’s not how you make a good first impression.
Dental implants solve those problems by giving you a natural-looking replacement in that space. Instead of worrying, you can feel more confident meeting people.
Your self-esteem improves when your look improves.
Your self-esteem is important. When it’s low, you can feel depressed and unwilling to do different things in your life, even if they normally make you happy. While most people won’t get that bad from missing a tooth, it will sap your self-esteem
By getting a dental implant from Dr. Patel, you can improve how you look. That incomplete smile is not one that’s full and beautiful. Just knowing that can really help you improve your self-esteem.
Save On Future Medical Needs
You won’t need bone grafts to restore your jawbone.
When a tooth goes missing, so does its root. Your jawbone depended on that to stay healthy, as pressure from chewing stimulates the bone tissue through the root. Without it, your jawbone begins to deteriorate and you could need a bone graft to restore it.
But dental implants include an artificial root. This allows the bone tissue to get the stimulation it needs to stay healthy.
You can eat healthy raw foods without difficulty.
Many raw foods like vegetables are very healthy for you. Cooking them a lot can eliminate some of the vitamins and nutrients there. But it can be hard to eat raw veggies when you don’t have all your teeth. A dental implant gives you back the power of your bite so you can eat healthy foods and save on future medical costs.