Can Dental Implants Restore Seniors’ Smiles?

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You may be young at heart, but if you’re no spring chicken, your teeth might be starting to show your age. The good news is, in today’s modern world, you no longer have to just roll with the punches when it comes to aging and losing teeth. In fact, thanks to modern technology, no one must go without teeth. We believe everyone, no matter their age, deserves a big, solid smile and that dental implants are the golden ticket.

What are dental implants?

First things first. If you aren’t yet familiar with dental implants, here’s the short version. An implant is an artificial tooth that’s made of a screw which we place in your jaw and a crown that we affix to an abutment that is attached to the screw. It’s really that simple. And if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, we are able to attach an entire arch prosthesis to only four implants that we strategically place in your jaw, no matter the health of your jawbone. Our jaws tend to shrink the longer they go without teeth, but our full arch replacement system allows us to place the screws at angles, so bone grafting is not necessary.

Benefits of Dental Implants for Seniors

We understand that many of your friends have probably opted for dentures because they found them easy and affordable. The truth is dental implants are actually just as cost-effective and simple in the long run as any other teeth replacement option—maybe even more so.

Dental implants are for those who want their teeth replacement to be as natural as possible.

When it comes to artificial teeth that are natural-looking and functioning, implants can’t be beaten. If you get an entire row of implants, not one will bat an eye. And if you just have an implant or two placed to fill in gaps, we match the color and shape so that they blend in with your other teeth, and again, no one will be the wiser. It won’t ever cross anyone’s mind to consider that the new teeth might not be your own.

Dental implants are for those who want their teeth replacement to be as comfortable as possible.

Have your friends ever complained about how uncomfortable their dentures are? Since dental implants feel like natural teeth and stay put, there’s no pain or rubbing resulting from shifting. In fact, dental implants never move. They are not only comfortable physically, but they eliminate all embarrassment that you might experience with dentures that slip. Eating, talking, and laughing are as comfortable with implants, physically and socially, as a full set of natural teeth.

Dental implants are for those who want their teeth replacement to be as affordable as possible.

If you have heard that dental implants are expensive compared to other teeth replacement options, this may be true upfront. But they’re not as costly as they used to be, and there are money-saving dental plans for seniors that offer discounts implant procedures. Furthermore, implants can last a lifetime, so the money you spend on replacing lost or broken dentures must be figured into the overall cost. And the cost of the comfort and ease implants provide is priceless. Contact someone in our office today financial reasons are keeping you from getting implants. Our staff will help you find a payment plan that works for you.

Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants!

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