Let’s be honest: chances are, you’re not all that excited about the idea of getting implants. Many believe it’s too unpleasant to be worth the effort, especially for something so seemingly minor. And while there are plenty who view a couple missing teeth as purely cosmetic, this simply isn’t the case. Rather, you should be getting those dental implants done as soon as possible. Here’s four reasons why.
The first and most noticeable effect of postponing your dental implants is the resulting pains and discomfort. Chewing will naturally be more difficult, and as you naturally shift to the side of the mouth with no missing teeth, you’ll end up using that side alone. This leads to strain on the side you’re using, which in turn causes more pain. Though you may be concerned about the pain of an implant, keep in mind that the sooner you get it over with, the less painful it’ll be.
2. Shifting Teeth
When well maintained, your teeth will more or less keep each other in place. However, if one is missing, the others will shift to fill the gap. As a result, your teeth will very quickly end up crooked, and chances are, sore. In addition, it’s possible that the bone surrounding the missing tooth will atrophy, losing mass and even changing the structure and shape of your face. And sure, that can be repaired as well, but that’s time and money that doesn’t need to be spent.
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3. Gum Disease
In addition, not filling that gap in your smile can lead to gum disease such as gingivitis. The bacteria has easy access to the exposed gum, and will, of course, wreak havoc on it, leading to the aforementioned disease and inflammation. In addition, without a tooth, your gums will likely recede, yet another issue that will have to be addressed.
4. Improved Accessibility
Furthermore, Modern Dental Implant Solutions assist in making dental implants more accessible than ever. Many common concerns surrounding implant surgery are pain and cost, but fortunately, there are solutions to both. You can consult your local periodontist regarding anesthesia during the procedure and the painkillers after, making the operation and recovery period as painless as possible.
As for cost, an increased availability has caused the price of implants to decrease over time. As such, if you’ve been putting the procedure off for a while, it may very well be within your means today. You can also work with your periodontist at Modern Dental Implant Solutions to discuss one of our severa financing plans that we offer.
Taking all of this into consideration, there’s no time like the present to get your dental implants taken care of, and with offices located in Tampa, Sarasota, Sun City Center Florida and Livingston New Jersey, we’re here to help. Interested? Feel free to give us a call and schedule your appointment! When you book with us, you can be sure you’re entrusting your smile to the best there is.