You have made the decision to invest in your smile so you have fixed your teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are becoming a more and more popular choice for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are prosthetics specifically designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. With a 98% success rate, dental implants can have the potential to be life-changing. They are quite durable too, and if properly taken care of they can last for many years if not for the rest of a person’s life.
If you would like more information about dental implants to determine if they would be right for you, you can come in to see the San Diego dental implant specialist at McBride Dental during a free consultation. Dr. McBride has the resources and answers to any of your questions so that you can make the most beneficial decision for your specific situation.
Many people believe that because dental implants are strong, durable, and lasting that there is no longer a need to see a dentist after having them placed in the mouth. This is not the case. Dental implants have to be cared for just like natural teeth, which includes regular visits to the dentist for professional examination and cleanings.
It is true that the upfront costs of getting dental implants are higher than that of dentures, for example. But, when you care for and maintain your implants over the long term they can last and be an incredible value versus dentures that may have to be routinely adjusted and replaced. If you made the move to get dental implants, it only makes sense to keep them in good shape for the long term and to protect your investment. As a result, you should do what is necessary to maintain them.
Also, dental implants are typically used in conjunction with natural teeth. So, even if you did not have to have your dental implants professionally maintained a couple of times a year, your other natural teeth still need to be. But, the reality is that dental implants like natural teeth benefit when they are cleaned and your mouth is examined every year. So even in situations where there are no natural teeth and only implants present, you will still be advised to stay on your regular schedule for dental appointments. For many people, this means seeing your dentist two times per year, and for others, it could mean more than twice per year.
The bottom line is that dental implants can improve your quality of life immensely. Like your natural teeth, they require daily brushing and flossing. And, throughout the year, every year, you need to visit your local San Diego dentist.
For more information on dental implants or to schedule a professional cleaning and examination, please call McBride Dental. If you have dental anxiety, Dr. McBride is a San Diego dentist with services that can make you feel much more comfortable during your visit. Call McBride Dental today at (760) 471-1003.