Over 3 million Americans have dental implants, and an estimated 500,000 additional implants are placed every year. This makes dental implants one of the most popular missing tooth solutions currently available. Our dentists in the Lehigh Valley and beyond have requests for consultations every single day.
Why are dental implants popular? What has made them the go-to solution for millions of people struggling with missing teeth? While dental implants have long been believed to be an expensive, painful, and time consuming treatment, new technology has proven that dental implants can be affordable, comfortable, and successful for years to come.
The natural appearance of dental implants is the leading reason why so many people choose to undergo treatment. A crown, color matched to your existing teeth, is placed over the implant and creates a natural finish. Meanwhile, the tooth not only looks like your existing teeth, but it feels and functions like them too. Unless you tell them, no one will be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and your implants.
Successful & Predictable
At 98%, the success rate of dental implants is higher than other tooth replacement options. This is thanks to new technology. Tools like the 3D dental conebeam and digital x-rays allow our team to get a 360-degree view of your mouth before any procedure begins. This means we can place the implant confidently and pinpoint any issues before treatment begins.
If you’re a good candidate for dental implants, meaning you don’t smoke, have a strong jawbone, and are in good oral health, you’ll have no problems following your treatment. If you have any concerns regarding your oral health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our team.
While dentures grow loose over time and may end up slipping and sliding, dental implants fuse to your jawbone and tissue. This helps keep your jawbone intact. You may feel slight discomfort following your procedure, but this fades quickly. And, unlike with dentures, you won’t have to deal with loose teeth or regularly removing your teeth.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option. But as with your natural teeth, you need to take care of them in order for them to stay strong and healthy over time. Brush, avoid smoking, and visit your dentist regularly. Dental implants can last up to (or longer than!) 25 years.
With dental implants, you can get back to eating your favorite foods. Missing teeth or loose dentures can make eating difficult and even painful, but dental implants are anchored to your jawbone.
With sturdy dental implants, you can eat all of the fruits, vegetable, and savory snacks you want without worry. Your jawbone doesn’t have to strain to chew the foods, and your stomach won’t work overtime digesting them.
Improved Bone Structure
Missing teeth can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone. Chewing with missing teeth ultimately wears the jawbone down even further because force is shifted to fewer remaining teeth. You may notice sagging in your facial features because of this. Dental implants restore your bone and the structure of your face because force is distributed evenly between your teeth.
Dental implants don’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars! Here at Affordable Dental Solutions in Reading, Lansdale, Easton, West Chester, and Limerick, a single dental implant costs only $2,000 and includes both the abutment and crown. You also have the benefit of a free consultation, which is inclusive of x-rays.
They Boost Confidence
Think of all of the new opportunities you’d take if you could smile with confidence. The new people you’ll meet. The new jobs you may take. The new chances you may get. When you’re not worrying about how you look and when you’re not in constant pain from missing teeth, you’ll have the confidence to smile more…and a new smile can change your life!