Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
There is no question that whether you are getting one tooth replaced or a mouth full, dental implants offer the experience that is most like your natural teeth. There is also no question that dental implants mean a financial investment. Is it a financial investment worth making?
At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we believe the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” Those who opt for dental implants at our Chesterfield, MO dental office generally find that in the long-run, making the investment today saves time, money, and hassle down the road.
Dental Implants Are Most Like Your Natural Teeth
One of the biggest complaints we hear from recipients of dentures or bridges is that they move or slip. Although dentures today are better fitting than ever before, they still have a tendency to shift when people speak or chew. Dental implants are permanently integrated into the jawbone, so they function similarly to the natural tooth.
Dental Implants Will Never Need to Be Adjusted
Over time, denture-wearers have to content with their jawbone shrinking. Lack of tooth roots means lack of nutrients being sent to the jawbone, so the bone tends to shrink. Dentures will have to be adjusted routinely to compensate for this.
Dental Implants Will Preserve Your Bone Density
Dental implants continue to stimulate the jawbone, just as your natural tooth root did, so the bone stays strong and firm. Your facial structure stays intact.
Dental Implants Are Low Maintenance
Unlike dentures, which need to be removed for cleaning, you can care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss as normal, and stay current with your visits to the dentist twice a year for examinations and cleanings.
Find Out More About Dental Implants
Living with missing teeth isn’t good for your oral health, your smile, or your self-confidence. Talk to our Chesterfield Valley, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm and how life-changing dental implants can give you back your quality of life.