It is common for many of our patients to experience dissatisfaction or a dip in self-esteem when it comes to missing or damaged teeth. If this is a problem that you are currently experiencing, now is the time to make a change. Here at Chaffin Dental Care, we have many procedures that can transform your damaged teeth and make a huge difference in your smile! In just a few short office visits, we will consult with you on what procedures you want, determine which treatment works best for you, and then work to make your dreams a reality.
How Can Dental Implants Transform My Smile?
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement procedure that has quickly become the standard of care to replace missing or damaged teeth. The device itself is composed of a foundational piece called a fixture, a middle piece called an abutment and the body of the tooth, often referred to as the crown. Once healed, these parts make up a permanent dental implant that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
How Much Will My Procedure Cost?
The first question that most of our patients want to know is if this type of makeover is expensive. The answer to this question will depend upon the type of work you need done. In many cases, the work may be a bit expensive in the beginning, but will actually save you money in the future when you can avoid having to replace less-permanent options like bridges or dentures. On average, most dental implants cost between $2,000 and $5,000 per tooth. However, patients should be aware that this total can vary based upon the type of implant used, location, provider, and whether supplemental procedures are necessary.
Why You Should Fix Your Missing Or Damaged Teeth
Your teeth are very important because they are strongly tied to self-esteem, confidence, and comfort with everyday things like eating, talking, and smiling. If patients are self-conscious about their smile, their lack of confidence can impact all aspects of life. Looking at your smile from this perspective, how can patients afford not to make a change for the positive? Now is time to make a change so you can be happy about the way you look. Here are some additional reasons why you should replace or repair your less-than-perfect smile:
Improve Oral Health. Replacing missing teeth can fill in gaps between teeth that draw in food, plaque, and bacteria. Filling in these spaces amounts to less collection of these dangerous substances and overall better oral health.
Strengthen Jaw Muscle. Being able to chew again means that your jaw muscles will become strong once more and you will once again be able to eat the foods you love.
Stop Bone Deterioration. In The Jaw- Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option that can actually stop and sometimes reverse the jawbone deterioration that usually occurs with tooth loss.
Increase Self-Confidence. Having a whiter, brighter smile means that you can once again smile with confidence and make a great first impression.
Improve Overall Health. Studies have linked poor oral health to a number of serious diseases like Alzheimer ’s, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, low birth weight and many other problems. So repairing your oral health can mean better overall health as well.
How Do Dental Implants Compare To Other Products
The most popular tooth replacement options are dentures, bridges, and dental implants. But how do dental implants compare to these other two options? Here is a breakdown of the differences:
The Benefits: Dental implants look, feel, and function like real teeth. Dental implants also help restore optimal dental health, restore muscle tone, improve self-confidence, and help stop bone deterioration in the jawbone. And finally, dental implants can help restore good oral health and assist in improved overall health.
The Drawbacks: Dental implants are the most expensive option and are often not covered by dental insurance. The process can also be much longer than other options at between 3 months and a year.
The Benefits: Dentures are the least expensive and quickest option. Additionally, if patients have other health problems they may not be able to get dental implants, but they can usually get dentures.
The Drawbacks: Dentures often look like artificial teeth and can be uncomfortable. Dentures can slip, pinch, and prevent patients from eating or speaking normally. They also allow for basic bit function, but patients end up suffering from a flattened jawbone due to bone deterioration.
The Benefits: Bridges are less expensive than dental implants but can be more expensive than dentures. They are the middle option as far as time it takes to get the treatment. They also are easier than dental implants since no surgery is required.
The Drawbacks: Bridges need to be replaced about every ten years. They also require adjacent teeth to be ground down to provide space for the bridge. This can result in a greater chance for decay, damage, or sensitivity of surrounding teeth.
Come To Chaffin Dental Care To Improve Your Dental Health
If you live in the Spokane, WA area and want to know more about the wonderful benefits of dental implants, come see Dr. Chaffin! There is no better time than now to improve your smile and restore your self-confidence. Call us today and get started on a stunning and healthy smile with Dr. Chaffin!