Missing teeth is a problem that many people across the country and the world suffer from. For those adults that are aged 20 through 64 in the United States, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research indicates that on average, this group has approximately 25.5 natural teeth. Considering adults have 32 teeth when they have all of their teeth, the national average depicts a very real problem of missing teeth.
Missing teeth can cause you to suffer from several problems. Holes in the mouth from teeth that have fallen out make it more difficult to eat and speak and also can make you feel bad about the way that you look. As a result, your overall quality of life can be impacted and you may not be as social as you would like to be.
The good news is that life does not have to be this way. While dentures can help your missing tooth problem, it is not the only thing you can do. Dentures are not a permanent solution for missing teeth and caring for them could be onerous. Dental implants, by contrast, can be a permanent fix to missing teeth that look and function the same way that your natural teeth would if you still had all of them.
There are several benefits to dental implants, but as they are more expensive than dentures, the cost may make you think twice about getting them. It is important, though, to understand the full impact a mouth with sturdy teeth placed inside will have on your overall well-being and mental health.
The initial financial cost may seem high, but what they will do for your health makes that investment one of the most meaningful in your life. Consider the following:
The benefits of dental implants are so remarkable and vast with respect to how they can improve one’s life that their initial cost ends up paying for itself in the long run.
If you have questions about dental implants, you are welcome to come in and meet with the San Diego dental implant specialist at McBride Dental. Call today to schedule your appointment at (760) 471-1003.