You have lost a tooth, maybe a few. Maybe you’ve been living with dentures that are not meeting your needs; they are slipping or causing sores on your gums, or limiting what you can eat. You’ve heard about dental implants, but you have not made that call to your Grayslake dentist to learn the fine details of this restorative treatment. What’s stopping you? We suspect it may be one or more of these stories . . .
“At my age, why does it matter?”
No one is “too old” for dental implants, just like no one is too old to enjoy their natural teeth. Tooth loss is not a simple aspect of aging; there are several factors that could lead to this problem. Regardless of your age, you need to be able to chew food, and you deserve to eat the variety of foods that appeal to you. You also deserve to speak openly, form all the sounds of speech, and to feel good about your smile. These are reasons to get dental implants, whether you are 40 or 90.
“I don’t deserve such expensive treatment.”
This statement is a clue to the next story that many people tell themselves about implants. But we’ll get to that in a moment. The fact is, you deserve to get dental implants because you deserve to have teeth that function and look good. You deserved the natural teeth that served your needs for all those years and, even if your oral health was not the best. Just like there is no hard-and-fast rule about age, there are also no guidelines that dictate who “deserves” to have a healthy, attractive smile after tooth loss.
“Dental implants cost too much.”
And here we have it, the fear that treatment is just too expensive and you should settle for something more affordable. The fact is, there is no way to replace missing teeth without investment, and there is no way to live with the missing tooth or teeth without some steep consequences. To set this lie straight, about implants being too much, remember that the upkeep of dentures or a bridge typically, over time, extends beyond the cost you would pay for implants.
Don’t buy into the stories you tell yourself about dental implants. Get the facts from a dental team who cares about your overall health and well-being. Call Advanced Dental Arts at (847) 223-5200.