Dental implants, when they first entered the market in the early eighties, were considered a procedure filed under “cosmetic dentistry.” And that was a good way to identify it as such. Most of the people who were having the procedure done were well-to-do, becasue the procedure was much more expensive at that time; and they were doing it so they could show off their smile again.
People who are conscious of their personal appearance, will go through great lengths to make sure they look good when they leave their home, or when they’re entertaining guests. When you mix the two together, vain people with some cash in their pockets, and you had a dental procedure that skyrocketed in popularity.
Fast forward thirty years, and implants are now affordable for people living on modest resources. What’s more amazing than that is that dental science is now proving to us that cosmetic dentistry helps to create a much more healthy biosphere within the mouth. In layman’s terms, when your teeth appear to be fully functional, the mouth works better as a unit; and the body is more healthy as well.
Remember, you cannot be in great shape, but have oral disease, and think you’re healthy – because you’re not. One part of the body will affect the entire body at some point in time. What was initially a vanity play, may have just caused all those early adopters a few more years of living living – make sure you do the same; and take advantage of the options you now have available.