• Nicholas Fournier DD

Dental implants and confidence

Losing your natural teeth is a very intimate thing. When you have no choice but to lose your teeth there's a part of you that is lost. That part of you is not something that we can quantify but we can definitely feel it.This feeling can be perceived even before we remove the teeth. The feeling of losing a limb, the feeling of disappointment, the feeling of failure the feeling of embarrassment. If you haven't gone through this, missing teeth will definitely kill your confidence. Having no choice but to accept a denture is not the best feeling in the world. It is very difficult to regain confidence with the moving piece that represents your teeth. Although some situations work well with a denture and patience are happy. It is very difficult to have confidence in public with the thought of something possibly falling out of your mouth in front of family, friends or spouse. Teeth that are not stable and insecure can be fixed. This is where dental implants come in. Dental implants will secure teeth and teeth become rock solid. That is something that you can rely. It holds so well it feels like real teeth! We regain confidence and smile automatically comes back many feelings are uplifted in life can resume a normal course. We don't realize the impact of something until we lose it. Quality of life just comes back.

Let me tell you a story. I have a patient that came to me with a lower denture that did not work.

She had it for the last 2 years and could never make it work. I have never seen a patient with the lowest estem and every day was a struggle for her with this problem. She did not go out anymore and did not want to be seen without teeth. Her life was shutting down. The patient thought she was to old and dental implants cost to much. I told her she is not the only one in this situation and dental implants will change her life. It took her a while to accept it but she finally decided to get dental implants. The very first day that she got the teeth attached to the implants her whole attitude has changed. She was HAPPY. She tells me that she has no idea how she did without. I had to ask, even with her health condition and her age, is dental implants worth it?

She told me its a game changer, if everyone knew about this, the feeling is uplifting. I would do it again if I had to no matter what my age.

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