The Best Way To Replace a Tooth
Dental implants are a great option for people that are missing teeth because when one loses teeth, one loses the ability to chew well. Animals in the wild, if they lose their teeth, they’re going to die. Man is the only animal that I know of that can lose their teeth and still survive. People can live without teeth. However, the quality of life may not be as good. The amount of communications may not be as good. And people who have dentures often find that the upper denture may fit very well. However, the lower denture fits like what I like to call a size six foot in a size 12 boot. That is extremely uncomfortable for them. And the indomitability of the human spirit is such that we can put up with almost anything.
But the question is, Why? If we have the ability in dentistry to be able to return the patient to that stage, where they’re able to eat well, look well, and feel good about themselves, then why not use dental implants to do that? The patients that we have seen here that have dental implants would not change the dental implants for anything. It has improved the quality of their life, as we have developed the good relationships with the patients and good friendships, as well. Again, it’s not about the implants, it’s about the patient improving the quality of life, improving the quality of life of those that we serve.