My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
Getting implants is certainly not the most comfortable thing you'll do in life. It's a surgical procedure, and even though your mouth will be numb during the procedure, you will have some pain as you heal in the weeks that follow. But here's the thing: implants are worth it. In spite of the pain, they really are the tooth replacement option that most people prefer. Here are some reasons implants are worth the discomfort associated with healing from them.
Implants Look Like Real Teeth
Losing a tooth is traumatic enough. Knowing people will forever look at you differently because you are missing a tooth or because you have a tooth replacement that doesn't look real is a whole other matter. With an implant, you don't have to deal with this. Once you're healed, your implanted tooth will look just like a natural one. You can smile with as much confidence as you had with your natural tooth, and maybe more.
Implants Perform Like Real Teeth
Right now, if you are missing a tooth, you may find it hard to eat like normal. This won't go away immediately after getting an implant since there is some healing time to account for. However, once you are healed, you can chew and bite with the implant just like you would a normal tooth. Implants are highly resilient and won't be damaged if you bite into meat, crunchy nuts, or other notoriously hard-to-chew things.
Implants Last a Lifetime
The crown, which is the visible portion of the implant, may need to be replaced at some point. However, the implant itself, which is the screw inserted into your jawbone, will last a lifetime. If you do need to have the crown replaced, it is a brief and non-surgical procedure that won't cause any more than mild discomfort. So in other words, one period of discomfort to get an implant will leave you with a lifetime of having a perfect replacement tooth. Other tooth replacement options, like bridges, don't last nearly this long and aren't as suitable, either.
Yes, getting dental implants can be uncomfortable. But that does not mean you should not get implants. The pain can easily be managed with pain relievers and a softer diet, and before long, you'll be enjoying the benefits described above. Reach out to an implant dentist if you have more questions about the procedure.
For more information on dental implants, contact a professional near you.