Should I Get Dental Implants?

By Ronald L. Schoepflin, D.D.S.
June 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if dental implants are the right choice for replacing your missing teeth.dental implants

While losing a tooth as a child was an exciting time, it’s certainly less exciting and much more stressful as an adult. After all, once our permanent teeth come in we just assume that they are there for life. Of course, there are so many issues that can befall your oral health and take with it one or more teeth. If this has happened to you, don’t despair. Our Port Orchard, WA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ronald Schoepflin, is here to tell you how dental implants could help.

“Aren’t I too old?” We hear this phrase a lot from patients of all ages who want to get dental implants. Of course, it’s never too late to get the restoration you need to complete your smile. Everyone from young adults to seniors can benefit from dental implants if their mouths are healthy enough for this treatment. Age is just a number, especially when it comes to getting dental implants.

“I’ve heard they are expensive…” Most people want to be financially smart, even when it comes to their health. Of course, replacing a missing tooth or teeth is a must if you want to protect your oral health from serious complications. How you choose to replace that tooth is entirely up to you. Just remember: while the upfront costs of dental implants might concern you a bit, these restorations are designed to last a lifetime. So while you may pay less for bridges and dentures upfront, they are only meant to last a few years before they will need to be replaced. In the long run, you could actually save money with implants.

“Isn’t the treatment painful.” Our goal, as your Port Orchard, WA, general dentist is to make sure that the treatments you get are as comfortable as possible. While you will have to undergo surgery in order to get your implant, this is all performed under local anesthesia, so the area is completely numb before we treat you. We will also check-in with you throughout the process to make sure that you aren’t feeling any discomfort. If you are still nervous about this surgery, talk to us about whether sedation dentistry could also ease those nerves.

Do dental implants sound like the perfect treatment option for you? If so, then call Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, WA, today to book your initial consultation. Let’s chat about dental implants!

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