The Cost of Dental Implants

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Many people believe that a nice smile is important. It is what some people look for in a relationship. It is what some hiring professionals notice first about potential employees. It can be the difference between personal self confidence and a lack of self esteem. People tend to be attracted, both romantically and socially to people with nice smiles and to people who smile a lot. Those who are more comfortable and satisfied with the shape of their smiles are more likely to smile more frequently. Those who are dissatisfied with their smiles will find great benefit in improving them. They will notice an increase in their quality of life and their satisfaction of their interpersonal relationships.

A nice smile is important for both career and social relationships. In fact, according to an AACD survey, virtually all adults (99.7%) surveyed believe a healthy smile is socially important. Nearly three quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt their career success. It could a judgmental aspect of the hiring person, or it could be the result of lowered self esteem from being dissatisfied about the shape of your smile. Either way, there are options to improving your smile.

Poor teeth and problematic smiles can arise from a variety of problems. It could be the result of poor dental health prior to now. It could be lack of the necessary vitamins or a low level of calcium. Many women will find that the shape of their teeth decline after giving birth. Things like smoking and drinking a lot of coffee can stain and cause decay in the teeth. Sporting accidents can cause full mouth injuries and missing and broken teeth. There are even many illnesses and medications that can lead to missing teeth or swollen and poor gums that can lead to tooth loss. Aging is a common factor in the loss of teeth. However, more than half of the adult U.S. population surveyed over age 50 agree that a smile is the one physical feature that stays the most attractive as we age, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Generally it is a good idea to find and mediate the cause of the tooth loss or decay prior to receiving any full mouth restoration. Dental implants may be an option for many causes of tooth loss, but the dentist will want to ensure that the mouth will be able to hold the dental implants. The cost of dental implants can be high, so it is best to do the appropriate research and medical testing prior to receiving them. Once the dentist gives the go ahead for dental implants, pricing and the process will be discussed in detail.

The cost of dental implants will depend on a variety of factors. The dental implant cost will vary, depending on the shape of your current teeth and on the amount of dental implants that are needed. Needing only a few, single dental implants is often an easier and less complex process. This will generally cost less, but the cost of dental implants could also be affected by the type of implants used and the shape of the current teeth. Other factors can also have an effect on the cost of dental implants, including the specific cosmetic dentistry office used, the risks associated with the dental implant process and the amount of teeth that need to be recreated.

Most people would agree that the smile is important for both social and career relationships. There are still many people, however, who are not happy with their current smiles. There are many reasons that someone?s smile may be affected. Once the underlying reason for the poor smile health is corrected, the cosmetic dentist will discuss dental implants options and costs with the patient.