Another holiday season is here, but there’s one major difference this year. You have a complete, functional smile, thanks to dental implants. You have invested in the only tooth replacement method that mimics both the root and the crown. This creates the next best thing to a natural tooth! As you gather around the table with friends and loved ones to celebrate all the wonderful things in your life, here are 5 reasons to be thankful for dental implants.
1. Always Look Your Best
No one wants a missing tooth to be the focal point of their smile. If tooth loss has affected your self-esteem, you’re not alone. However, insecurities about lost teeth are a distant memory because of your dental implants.
Your implant post is hidden below your gum tissue to support your restoration, which looks just like your real tooth. Whether chatting with a friend or smiling for a picture, you’ll look and feel your best.
2. Feel Natural
Traditional dental prosthetics have come a long way, but they’ll always have their limitations. You don’t have to watch what you eat during the holidays because a dental implant restores 70% of your biting force. You can enjoy all your favorite foods, including steak.
3. High Success Rate
Dental implants offer predictable results. They have over a 95% success rate. The biggest threat to their lifespan is a preventable infection called peri-implantitis. You can safeguard your investment with a good oral hygiene routine and regular dental care.
4. Last for Decades
Traditional tooth replacement methods only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. A dental implant can thrive for 30 years or longer with the correct aftercare, like brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.
5. Save Money Down the Road
Dental implants are the most cost-effective solution for treating tooth loss. You’ll save money for many years because you’ll never have to budget for replacements. Dental implants also improve your oral health by preventing common issues caused by missing teeth, like bone loss, cavities, and gum disease. Having more money in your pocket is just another reason to celebrate your new smile.
You spent a lot of time treating your tooth loss with dental implants. Show your smile a little extra appreciation as you enjoy the holidays.
About Dr. Pooyan Refahi
Dr. Refahi achieved his dental degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and continued his education for 3 years to earn his Specialty Certificate in Periodontology and Implant surgery. Book an appointment through his website or call (703) 722-8806.