An attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex according to 96% of adults. About a third or 32% of people say they are ?concerned by the look of their teeth?. Many of those who are concerned about the look of their teeth are hesitant because of the dental implant cost.
There are less expensive approaches to correct misalignment of the teeth. Approximately 20% of the population does not have an ideal bite. This can be corrected in a small amount of time for many people. The average treatment time with Invisalign is just 1 year and it has over 96% patient satisfaction rate. Many young adults have their wisdom teeth removed because there is usually only enough room in the mouth for 28 teeth.
If you have trouble with just a few teeth, they can be fixed with bridges or crowns instead of getting a whole new set of teeth. This will certainly save on the total dental implant cost. Dentists are very accommodating and want to fulfill your wishes regarding your own teeth.
According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than half of the adult U.S. population over age 50 agree that a smile is the one physical feature that stays the most attractive as we age. Unfortunately, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. This Periodontal disease increases with age. A whopping 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease. You are very lucky if you can keep all your teeth healthy throughout your life.
Traditional porcelain veneers can cost between $925 and $2,500 per tooth but can last 10 to 15 years.
Another concern is that it takes one to two weeks for your doctors to receive the veneers back from the laboratory after making a mold of your teeth. Meantime, you are very self conscious and try to avoid being seen.
It can be a difficult decision to make considering the dental implant cost, but you have to weigh the cost versus the benefits. Veneers can fix discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth and chipped or broken teeth. Usually, your family dentist is willing to create a payment plan for you. He is there to listen to your concerns. It is always wise to have your dentist do a thorough dental examination including a check for oral cancer. Be sure to point out any parts of your mouth that have any changes.