I am considering dental implants to replace my dentures. When I was 15 I took a bad fall while skateboarding. The result was the loss of almost all my front teeth. I am 25 now, and I must be re-fitted for dentures for the third time. I’ve heard that as I grow older I will have to replace my dentures less, but the truth is, I just do not like dentures. They have to be taken out every night for cleaning, I can’t eat my favorite foods like steak or apples, and then there then there is that little metal piece that shows in your mouth whenever you smile. Frankly, having dentures at my age is embarrassing.
I went to a health fair at my university, and came across a brochure that talked about dental implants. I got on the Internet and began looking into implant dentistry. It looked pretty involved, and required minor surgery, so I was hesitant. Still, I really couldn’t stand the thought of a long lifetime of dentures. The other day, some friends and I went out to play laser tag, and we drove past the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry in Charlotte, NC. I pulled in to get a brochure on dental implants. They were so polite and helpful. I mentioned that after all my dental problems I am a little gun shy about going to the dentist for this much work. The receptionist explained to me about sedation dentistry, and how sedation dentistry provides a pain free, relaxing dental experience.
The case for dental implants
Dental implants will be better for me because I will have a more natural looking smile, and my speech won’t be impaired. Dental implants are permanent, this way I can say goodbye to sore gums, and eat the food I like. Most importantly, I don’t have to soak them at night and I can take them out when I go camping with my friends. The replacement teeth look and feel completely natural, and there is no bone loss or erosion of the gum line, like with dentures. This prevents shifting of natural teeth, as well as prevents bone loss, so my smile will stay the same.
The best restorative dentists in Charlotte
I got my dentures at the general dentist’s office, but I have decided to go to the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry in Charlotte, NC for my dental implants. The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxed, I cannot imagine a better place to go through a pain free dental experience. They offer sedation dentistry as part of their practice, and I’m certain it will make the whole process much easier. Visit their website for more information, or drop by; they are always willing to help. Either way, this reliable dentist is the main reason I am considering dental implants.