Top five reasons why dental implant treatment is worth the investment.

October 12, 2016

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, more than 30 million people in America alone have lost all of their teeth in at least one jaw. This means that worldwide the number of people missing all their teeth will be even higher.

But for the millions of people who need replacement teeth, dental implant costs are often a major concern -- especially for those who need full jaw implants. However, in the long run, a full jaw implant-secured restoration is a great investment.

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It has been reported that dental implants have a 98% success rate. They last too! Straumann are so confident in the longevity of their implants that they offer a lifetime guarantee against failure of the implant fixture.  

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Dental implants will not affect the quality of your existing teeth. If you have healthy teeth, some dental procedures will compromise their health and could lead to the failure of those teeth in the future. Traditional crowns and bridges often require some preparation of the adjacent teeth to make room for the bridge, and partial dentures use existing teeth to support them with wires that add unnecessary pressure to the teeth, and cause additional risk of decay. On the other hand, implant-supported bridges and crowns don't apply pressure to existing teeth, keeping the rest of your natural smile intact.

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Unreplaced teeth can also cause your existing teeth to crowd or chip. If there are wide gaps between your natural teeth, your chewing abilities will become limited. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you'll have a fully functional bite again.

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Nearly all adults (99.7%) believe a healthy smile is socially important, and 74% of adults believe that a sub-par smile can hurt their career advancement. A large proportion of adults over 50 also agree that a smile is their one and only feature that remains attractive regardless of age. Whole mouth implants can drastically reduce signs of aging.

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A great smile isn't just for those around you, it's a personal decision that will make you feel more confident in your own skin and give you more reasons to smile.