“But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”
Do you wish you had new teeth for Christmas? Not long ago, the only way to grant such a wish would be dentures or fixed bridges. But now, with the advancement of technology in dental care, another solution is available at dental practices around the country: dental implants. In this article, we at Smiles of Bellevue and Eastside Smiles will discuss what dental implants are and how they can benefit you.
Dental implants are artificial teeth often constructed of titanium. A part called the post is planted carefully on the jaw bone by your dentist, after which a dental crown will be placed on top of the post. This will allow the dental implant to feel and function like a normal tooth. Many dental patients experiencing difficulties with their teeth have come to the solution of getting dental implants due to the many advantages they offer. For the elderly, dental implants can be very convenient due to being permanently fixed to the gums. This helps free them from the hassle of managing their dentures.
As for the rest of us, it’s not only convenient, but also comfortable and helps in rebuilding the confidence and self-esteem that is often lost with people who have faced problems with their teeth. Although dental implants are not exactly a cheap solution to dentures or bridges, many patients consider the cost worth the boost in self-esteem and the change in the way they are perceived. Dental implants are also very easy to maintain. Unlike traditional dentures, you don’t need to spend time putting them in or taking them out every day. You simply treat them as you would any other tooth in your mouth.
Another benefit of dental implants is the procedure itself. Not only is the procedure often much quicker than that of dentures or bridges, but the recovery time is short. In addition, the dental implants will last much longer, often for many decades. Are you ready to make your Christmas wish come true? Book an appointment with Smiles of Bellevue and Eastside Smiles today.