The tooth fairy is getting more generous, even to adults!
Dental Clinic @ World Tower gives the greatest gift of all for missing teeth: dental implants
A recent study has shown that the tooth fairy has increased her generosity in recent years, with tooth fairy donations inflating by approximately $17 per donation. Dentists have found that tooth fairy rates have been fluctuating since the nineteen eighties. In recent years parents’ pockets have been getting looser and looser, with some parents paying up to $20 for one single tooth. More than twenty years ago the tooth fairy reportedly gave on average 50 cents for one missing tooth and rarely paid more than a dollar.
How much should the tooth fairy give?
Here at Dental Clinic @ World Tower located in Sydney we’re often questioned by parents who have no idea how much is expected of the tooth fairy. Nowadays it can be a sensitive issue as kids will often boast about how much they’re given at school and it can be a form of competition in the schoolyard. It makes it very difficult when some parents give their child a twenty dollar note while some can only afford a gold coin beneath the pillow. If you can’t resist giving your child more than a dollar or two then we recommend placing a small amount into a savings account so they can spend it later in life when they’re more likely to spend it on meaningful items rather than candies which will only cause more teeth to fall out!
Unfortunately adults don’t have a tooth fairy, but you do have the next best thing…
The dentist is the next best thing to the tooth fairy and he or she can ‘magically’ heal your teeth utilising a range of modern dental technologies. There are a number of reasons why we can lose our adult teeth the main ones being periodontitis and accidental emergencies. If you do lose your tooth during an accidental emergency you should always pick it up by the tooth (not the root) and store it in your cheek while rushing to get to a dentist. If you don’t make it to the dentist in time for a natural tooth re-insertion then your dentist will most likely talk to you about dental implants – the most convenient and cosmetic solution to a missing tooth.
Dental Implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth…
Dental implants are infinitely better to receiving 2 or even 20 dollars as they can fully rejuvenate your smile and reinvigorate your confidence. The crown part of the implant looks natural and is bio-compatible with the mouth, which ensures that they are accepted by the body and don’t cause further complications. In the rare event that your dental implants do cause complication your dentist at Dental Clinic @ World Tower will consult with you and discuss your options.
Missing front teeth is endearing in children, but a gap in an adult mouth is dangerous…
Leaving a gap in your mouth is never recommended as the rest of your natural teeth will try to shift to fill in the gap. This results in an even gappier smile which can require expensive orthodontics treatments to fix.
Benefits of dental implants
Besides maintaining the aesthetic of your smile there are a number of other benefits to dental implants. Although thinking about a cash reward for losing your tooth is enticing, the gift of a perfect smile is even more beneficial and can bring you many more rewards in the long run, such as
- Improved Job prospects
- Improved social skills and confidence
- Increases your chance of a second date (according to a recent study)