Do you want to regain your smile and confidence once again? If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can help you smile with confidence again.
Dental implants are better than other options because they’re more permanent and don’t rely on glue to hold them in place. They’re made by inserting a titanium post into the jaw bone and fitting a fake tooth (crown) over that post.
While you could get dentures, a partial, or a bridge, here’s a list of 6 reasons to choose dental implants.
1. You’ll have a beautiful smile all the time
Any fake tooth can give you a beautiful smile, but that smile won’t last forever. At the end of the day when you remove your dentures or partial, you’ll go back to being toothless.
Even bridges don’t last forever. According to Colgate, the average bridge lasts five to seven years. When cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime.
2. Dental implants will give you confidence
Having missing teeth makes you hesitant to smile, which suppresses your self-expression. It’s painful to hold back a smile when someone makes you laugh or you’re feeling great. With dental implants, you won’t have to hold back.
Missing teeth can impact your self-esteem
Research from a dental care organization found that more than one-third of adults in the UK don’t like their smiles. The study found that 27% of people hide their teeth when they smile, 22% avoid being photographed, and 18% cover their mouth when they smile.
When your smile is big and bright, confidence comes naturally, and you won’t hesitate to smile. If you’ve been lacking confidence because of your missing teeth, dental implants will turn that around.
3. You’ll be able to eat without pain
Eating with dentures, a partial, or a bridge can be painful. When dentures and partials are loose and move around, food can become lodged in the gaps. Chewing with food between your dentures and gums is painful and will lead to gum inflammation.
Poorly fitting dentures are uncomfortable, but so are dentures that fit well. Dentures are big and bulky, and take up more room in your mouth than dental implants.
When you have dental implants, your teeth are secured in place and aren’t going to move when you chew. There’s virtually no difference between eating with your real teeth and eating with implants.
4. Dental implants last longer than bridges
As discussed earlier, bridges only last between five and seven years. That’s not a long time. Imagine having to get a bridge remade every five years. Not only would you be looking at extra expenses, but a major inconvenience.
Do you really want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to get bridge work done every five years? If not, dental implants are the better choice.
5. People will respond to you more positively
Most people don’t have a positive response toward people with missing teeth. It’s an unfortunate aspect in an aesthetically-oriented society.
It’s hard to be taken seriously when you’re missing teeth as an adult. Worse, some people might assume you lost your teeth from doing drugs.
If people aren’t responding to you the way you’d like, that will likely change after getting dental implants. Implants will give you a beautiful smile that will generate positive responses from everyone you encounter. From grocery store clerks, to waiters to hiring managers, having implants will positively change your personal interactions.
6. You won’t turn down so many invitations
Do you turn down social invitations simply because you don’t want anyone to see your missing teeth? Human beings are naturally social, and if you don’t go out with friends, it won’t take long for life to get depressing.
With dental implants, you’ll feel confident enough to smile and laugh without holding back. You’ll feel comfortable eating in front of other people, and you won’t give your mouth a second thought.
As a side effect, the more outgoing you become, the more people will be drawn to you. You’ll make more friends than you would by staying in your home, refusing to go to social events.
Improve your smile and your life with dental implants
There’s no better way to improve your life than to get dental implants. You’ll get a confidence boost in your social life, you’ll be more self-expressed, and you won’t be concerned about what others think.
With dental implants, you’ll get hired faster, and people will take you seriously. You’ll finally get to live the confident life you deserve.