At first, the cost of replacing a missing tooth may seem like money you would rather put towards a new car, a family vacation, or your savings plan. It might be easy to justify leaving a gap in your smile or opting for a less expensive tooth replacement option. However, investing in dental implants can actually save you money and prevent more significant health problems in the future.
Research shows that about 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost one or more permanent teeth. A missing tooth affects many other aspects of dental health. The adjacent teeth to the space will begin to shift. The bone will also start to shrink, which can weaken the stability of the remaining teeth. Changes can also affect your bite, which can cause TMJ disorders or discomfort.
Dental implants are considered one of the most successful tooth replacement options available. In fact, their success rate is around 95%. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, “After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to still function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.“ This means that your investment will last for decades and potentially all your life.
If you are missing one or more teeth, an initial investment in dental implants is well worth the cost to keep your smile healthy and attractive. The professional staff at New Image Dental Implant Center of Denver Colorado are an excellent choice to make when trying to select a qualified implant placement office. Please call today for a consultation with our doctors.