If you have a partial denture, you’re probably unhappy with it. You don’t like that it’s uncomfortable to wear, that it can come out of place without you knowing it, and that you can’t eat with it in. And then there’s the maintenance, and accidentally leaving it behind in places. You know a dental implant is a better option, but you just haven’t been able to make yourself get them.
Most likely, it’s because of one or more of three reasons: uncertainty, fear, and cost. Here’s how you can overcome them and finally get the dental implants you have long wished for.
Banishing Uncertainty: Dental Implants Have a Long History of Success
You might not have heard about dental implants before you lost your tooth or teeth. Maybe you didn’t hear about them then, but only years later when you were getting a new partial denture. At any rate, it hasn’t been too long. So dental implants seem like an uncertain new technology.
But the truth is that dental implants have been around for a long time. They have been approved for use in the US since the late 1980s, and millions of people around the country have received them. They have an even longer history in Europe, and it shows pretty universally that dental implants are very successful–and that they last a long time. The first dental implants ever placed lasted for four decades and were in place when the recipient passed away. Huge studies have shown that dental implants have a success rate of 95% or more and 93% or more at 17 years, 20 years, and longer.
When it comes to dental implants, there is no doubt that they are very effective and very attractive tooth replacement options.
Overcoming Fear: The Procedure Isn’t Bad
If you’ve had a tooth extraction, you’ve already gone through the worst part of placing dental implants. The dental implant process itself causes little discomfort–you’re under anesthesia–and recovery is a lot easier than you think.
If you are still too anxious, sedation dentistry can help you calm your fears so that you can get the dental implants you desire.
Counting the Cost: Financing Is Available
Until you’ve gotten a good estimate, you can’t know the cost of your dental implant procedure. Your mouth is unique, so your dental implant procedure will be. Counting the cost before you get an estimate is unproductive.
Once you do get an estimate, odds are good that it’s less than you were thinking. And there’s no reason why it has to be a barrier. We offer many financing options that you can consider to help you cover the cost in a way that fits in your budget.
Don’t let these three barriers force you to endure that partial denture any longer. Please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a Savannah cosmetic dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.