If you’ve been waiting to replace your missing teeth, there isn’t any better time than now to rebuild your smile with dental implants in Marble Falls. A dental implant is unique because it replicates the entire tooth from the root up. As a result, the procedure is performed in several phases that can take a few months to complete. Summer is the perfect opportunity to begin the process because you’ll have more flexibility in your schedule. Here are 4 reasons you should invest in your smile before fall.
1. Your dental benefits haven’t expired.
Dental implants cost more upfront than traditional treatments; however, they are the most affordable long-term because they can last for decades with the right care. While you might believe they don’t fit your budget, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can use your dental insurance to offset the amount you pay out-of-pocket. Since it’s only halfway through the year, you likely have several benefits remaining that can be used to lower the cost of the treatment. If you reach your annual limit, you’re just a few months away from your benefits reinstating, so your dentist can split the cost across this year and into 2022.
2. Enjoy summer barbeques.
The warmer temperatures are great for gathering with family and friends for outdoor barbeques. You won’t need to feel insecure about your smile or avoid certain foods during the festivities. Your dental implants will look and feel natural, so you can smile confidently. You’ll enjoy many of your favorite foods because you will regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
3. Adequate time to recover.
You’ve likely accumulated several hours of vacation time throughout the year from your employer. Instead of taking a trip, use your time off to invest in your oral health and quality of life. You won’t have to worry about missing work for your placement surgery while also having a few days off to recover from the procedure. Without work pressure or financial stress, you’ll have the freedom to sit back and relax while your mouth heals.
4. Lower your oral health expenses.
Missing teeth cause your jawbone to slowly shrink. Eventually, any remaining natural teeth won’t have the support they need, so they can drift out of alignment. You’ll develop an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. Dental implants are the only treatment to preserve your jawbone’s density to improve your oral health. Replacing your lost teeth will reduce your long-term oral health expenses as you approach the new year.
It’s never too late to replace your missing teeth. Look and feel your best this summer by restoring your smile with dental implants.
About Dr. Greg Ritchie
Besides earning his dental degree, Dr. Ritchie has completed extensive training in implant dentistry and studied at the Las Vegas Institute to provide advanced services for his patients. Named a “Super Dentist” two years in a row, you can feel confident your smile is in good hands. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.