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Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be the best solution for you. Dental implants are strong and long-lasting, which means you can once again eat and drink like you did with your natural teeth. These implants are designed to blend in with surrounding teeth, so no one will even know you have implants.

Missing teeth can really affect a person’s confidence. Implants will help you build your self-esteem and restore your smile. Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants restore the functionality of your teeth and make speaking, eating and drinking feel normal again.

Should I get Dental Implants?

Your dentist at Saifee Family Dentistry will conduct an initial examination to determine the best course of treatment for you. We will take the shape and health of your natural teeth into consideration, as well as the impact on your self-esteem.

Dental implants are a better option for replacing missing teeth because they are guaranteed to last a lifetime. The implants will need maintenance, however.These appointments are no different than your scheduled visits with the dentist to provide treatment for your natural teeth.

Are Dental Implants a Cost-Effective Option?

Absolutely. Because they are designed to last for a lifetime, dental implants are actually one of the most cost-effective treatments available. When you consider that other options, such as bridges or dentures, are only designed to last a decade, you will see a considerable reduction in both cost and visits to the dentist.

Without dental implants, you could end up making unnecessary repeat visits to the dentist. Other cosmetic options will only improve the look of your teeth, while you will still have loss of functionality. With dental implants, you can return to enjoying all the foods you loved before you lost your tooth.

Will Dental Implants Affect my Speech?

Many patients – especially those who speak or sing in a professional capacity – have concerns that dental implants will adversely affect their voice. However, such concerns are completely unfounded. Yes, having dental implants will affect your voice in the short term, but only for as long as it takes to adjust to the new tooth.

There are a number of famous vocalists who have had extensive dental work performed, without it affecting their ability to sing. The implants are shaped to fit with your natural teeth, so there is no adverse effect on speech or tone. In fact, in most cases, dental implants will improve your speaking voice.

If you think that dental implants are a viable option for you, or would like further information, feel free to contact Saifee Family Dentistry for advice or an appointment. Your new smile could be no more than a phone call away.