It’s no secret that dental implants are among the pricier dental treatments that a person can get in Canada – usually costing in excess of $2000 for a single tooth. And if you do not have insurance that will cover the bulk of that cost, you may be wondering whether dental implants are really worth the investment.
While that is a decision that is ultimately going to be up to you and your dentist, here are a few reasons to consider investing in dental implants.
Dental implants help preserve your dental health.
Some people opt not to get a dental implant because they think, “it’s only a missing tooth.” But one missing tooth can have a big impact on your overall dental health. When a tooth is missing, it can cause adjacent teeth to shift. It can also cause bone loss in the jaw. Implants help prevent these types of problems.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.
Oftentimes people find partials and dentures uncomfortable. This is not the case with dental implants which look and feel completely natural. You can also take care of implants the same way that you would your natural teeth by brushing and flossing.
There are no awkward moments with eating or talking as there sometimes might be with dentures. People who switch from dentures to dental implants often report feeling much more confident and wonder why they didn’t get implants sooner!
Dental implants can last a lifetime.
While you may get a bit of “sticker shock” when your dental center sends you a quote for dental implants, it is important to keep in mind that this kind of dental treatment can last for a lifetime. As long as you take good care of your oral health, your dental implants should last you for as long as you live. So when you consider all the years that you will have your implants, suddenly the investment doesn’t seem like quite as much.
If you have missing teeth, you should speak to your dentist about your options. There are several dental treatments which may be appropriate for you. And while dental implants may be the most expensive of these options, they are certainly worth the investment!
To learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you, contact Sapphire Dental Centre today!