People often talk about how expensive dental care can be, is, or might be. While the price is relative to treatment options and service, there can often be an even higher price associated with not seeing dentists for treatment. This can be particularly true for patients who require dental implants but are yet to get them.
What’s holding you back? Are you scared? Are you unsure what’s involved in receiving dental implants? Are you unfamiliar with what the benefits of dental implants could be? Believe it or not, getting dental implants can be far more affordable and desirable than the alternative – doing nothing at all.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the foundation for replacement teeth. Dentists insert metal frames or posts into your jawbone beneath the gum line. These implants fuse to the bone and become a sound foundation for new teeth. Unlike dentures, they don’t shift or slip around in your mouth but, instead, take the place of your old teeth that may have been lost to an accident, injury, or decay.
When you lose a tooth, the last thing you’re possibly thinking about at that time is what you are going to do to fill the gap. Your mind might be more focused on the extraction process, instead. However, the sooner you start thinking about dental implants, the sooner you can avoid problems associated with missing teeth. One of which is bone deterioration.