Dental Implants - Dental Implants For Missing Teeth

By: Frank Denber

When I was just twenty years old I had to think about dental implants already. I lost two of my teeth because of my lack of oral hygiene. I had some bad habits back then, probably like most kids or teenagers nowadays. Too much sugar in food and soft drinks, not cleaning my teeth often enough, not going to the dentist regularly.

The questions I had back then were how dental implants work and how long they last. I also thought about just waiting with implants some time until I had enough money to pay for it. I wondered if it would make a difference if I leave the holes alone and do the implants later.

The dentist explained that this was not a good idea. Once the teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth could start to drift. They 'look' for the missing tooth. It is also not good for the bone when a tooth is missing for a long time. The bone begins to shrink.

I had to make a decision. The dentist said I could wait a few weeks but not much longer. This was not really much time to make any difference in my financials. My dentist offered me a financing solution, so I did it right away.

I am still pretty happy with my implants. They look and feel like my natural teeth and I have no problems at all. I changed my habits since then as well. I clean my teeth frequently and eat much less sugar and other stuff that is bad for my teeth.

Since I know how much it costs to repair bad teeth the decision to take care better of them is easier. I am much older now and know better. I also do a professional teeth cleaning twice a year. This really works well and removes everything, including some coloration. Dental implants are expensive but the best way to replace missing teeth.

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