Are you sick and tired of always hiding your smile from others? Do you crave a change in your life? Is 2021 going to be your year? If this sounds like you, then you should consider getting dental implants. While most people only think that dental implants are good for their oral health, having dental implants can actually change your entire life. Don’t believe it? Here are the top five ways dental implants can change your life in 2021:
Improves Your Speech
If you have missing teeth or dentures, chances are you have had some problems speaking properly. Missing teeth can cause changes in the flow of air, which directly affects how certain sounds are produced while speaking. While dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, they also tend to slip while speaking, which can also impair proper speech. Conversely, dental implants are able to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while also remaining firmly in place. This allows you to restore your natural speech without impediments. That’s one way to get your voice heard.
Simplify Your Life
Nowadays, many people live busy lifestyles. As a result, many people often find themselves looking for ways to simplify their lives. If you have missing teeth, an easy way to simplify one area of your life is to use dental implants as a tooth replacement option. This is because dental implants require less maintenance, which will save you both the time and trouble. Unlike dentures, which need to be removed, stored a certain way, and that need the use of denture adhesives, dental implants will function like natural teeth. This means that caring for dental implants is basically like caring for your natural teeth, which is something that you’ve been doing for years.
Every year, many people make resolutions to eat healthier. However, this can be difficult if you have missing teeth or dentures. While there are some soft foods that do have nutritional value, certain foods can be extremely difficult or even impossible to eat with multiple missing teeth or with dentures. For this reason, research has shown that people with missing teeth are more likely to be malnourished. Having dental implants placed restores the look of your teeth, as well as their function. In fact, dental implants have been found to restore your natural chewing functions since they are strong enough to withstand the force associated with chewing. To find out more about how nutrition and dental implants are related, check out this article.
Aging is a natural part of life that many of us wish we could change. While dental implants cannot change the aging process, they can help you to have a younger, more vibrant appearance. This is accomplished in a few ways. For starters, people who have missing teeth look older than those who have all their teeth or those who have replaced missing teeth with dental prosthetics. Additionally, dental implants help to maintain the bone mass in your jawbone. Not only is this good for your oral health, but it will maintain the natural contour of your face and prevent the facial bones from deteriorating and changing shape. Unfortunately, other tooth replacement options cannot do the same.
Saves You Money
If you have been looking for a solid investment opportunity, why not invest in yourself? While it is true that dental implants have a higher initial cost than other tooth replacement options, they will save you money overtime. This is because dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and rarely need to be replaced. Other popular tooth replacement options like bridges and dentures may have a lower initial cost, but they will need to be replaced about every 5-10 years. In some cases, dentures may need to be replaced more frequently. Once you calculate the cost of replacing these low-cost restorations, they suddenly become more expensive.
Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI, DADIA at New Teeth Chicago Dental in Chicago, Illinois is a board-certified general dentist and a nationally recognized expert in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry.