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Dental Implant Candidates
Any decision is better than no decision. At some point it was deemed necessary to extract a tooth. You are either dealing with the existing gap or you have had a small bridge made to fill that gap. But you have now heard of dental implants. Would a dental implant be right for you? Let’s ask yourself a few questions around the quality of your life to help you make your decision.
Be straight forward with yourself. Do you like your smile today? Or have you changed your smile because you are self-conscious of a missing tooth or a bridge. Has your eating and chewing habits been affected and even affecting your favorite foods. Has your self-esteem or your perception of yourself shifted? Would it be any different if you had one sleepy eye? Or you aren’t happy with your hair. With these tiny little regressions in how you perceive yourself and what you think of your overall appearance sneaking into your everyday life? These are all questions you ask yourself in the mirror before scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
The Process of Considering an Implant
A complete examination by a qualified cosmetic dentist will determine your oral condition. Since the tooth has been extracted, he/she will decide the quality and strength of your jawbone and recommend the three step process. The process was first discovered in 1952 so it has been around quite some time and is very safe. The first step is the placement of a very small titanium post into the bone. Once the post has fused to the bone an abutment is placed on the post and finally the sturdy porcelain tooth itself. This is all an outpatient procedure. Are there side affects you ask? Is it a painful process? The side effects are minor IF you practice good oral hygiene. You might see some swelling of the gums, some swelling in your face, some minor pain at the site or even some small bleeding. All of these effects are very minor and improve shortly. The process is very safe and therefore the pain is considered minimal.
Are you interested in any of these benefits?
To complete your quiz ask yourself again these questions and be honest with yourself. Will this permanent, natural implant improve your overall appearance? Will it improve your speech? Could the dental implant improve your comfort? Will it make eating easier? Can you afford them? The life expectancy of your dental implant is 98% over 30 and 40 years. So take that long term improvement and make your own projections when it comes to justifying the procedure. As how we opened, be fair to yourself and your life’s expectations and make the decision that a dental implant will indeed improve the quality of your life and is worth the investment. Bring that smile back!
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