It’s like having your very own tooth
What’s beautiful about implants is that we, as professionals, are able to give the patient back a tooth that is as close as we can get to that natural tooth. There’s nothing better than what God has given us, natural teeth. But with implants, we can give that back to the patient and give them that confidence of, I don’t have this denture that is coming in and out of my mouth like grandma.
As far as getting the restoration, a small cavity becomes a large cavity. It’s tooth decay. When they lose a tooth, again, they lose function. They also lose that aesthetic, beautiful smile that they might have once had. We have a lot of patients that are younger, that they come in with pictures of, “This is what I want my smile to be when I was 20. And now I’m 50.”
Well, we cannot give them everything as far as when they were 20, but we can give them back that smile they once had when they were 20. You know, implants aren’t for everybody. There are certain times that they’re not going to help them in what they’re looking for.
But if they come to the practice, we can kind of guide them through the steps if we need to use an implant, or they might not want the implant now. They’re afraid of the implant. We can talk to them about that and get ’em through that stage of, “Oh, yes, I can have these implants and get my smile back and function back that I once had.”