1. My missing tooth is in the back of my mouth. Why should I invest in an implant when no one can see the space?
When a tooth is missing, the underlying bone no longer has a purpose and begins to shrink. That’s what causes a sunken look around the mouth and jaw. Missing teeth also shift the burden of chewing to remaining teeth, causing them to wear down faster.
2. How does the cost of a dental implants procedure compare to other tooth replacement options?
When comparing tooth replacement options over a span of twenty years, dental implants are often the most cost effective. They last well over 20 years, while a bridge lasts 7-10 years and partials and dentures last an average of 5 years.
3. Am I too old for dental implants?
Age is not a factor. Dental implants are a lifestyle choice, as they affect appearance, eating, confidence, smiling and overall health. Last year, an 80+ year old patient got his dental implants before moving to Florida to continue his active lifestyle.
DENTAL IMPLANT FACT: 90% of all dental implants replace just a single missing tooth.
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