If you look at the Economic Confidence Index (ECI) survey conducted weekly by Gallup, you’ll see that, overall, it’s pretty low. Admittedly, it’s nowhere near where it was in late 2008, but the recent week’s -15 points doesn’t look good. In this economic climate, it’s understandable that people might be reluctant to invest in quality dentures
But, actually, the economic climate is a good reason why you should invest in quality dentures.
The Present Is Not Bad, the Future Is Uncertain
It’s important to distinguish between the two parts of the ECI. One part, the current conditions segment, reflects how people feel about their current conditions. The other, economic outlook, reflects how people feel about their prospects for the future. The current conditions index is really not bad, it’s the economic outlook that drags the scores down.
For example, when the ECI hit its lowest point of the year, the current conditions index was only -7, with 23% of those surveyed rating the economy as “good” or “excellent,” compared to 30% rating it “poor.” But the outlook number was -25, because only 35% thought the economy was “getting better,” while 60% thought it was “getting worse.”
So, in other words, people actually feel OK about their current status, it’s their future they’re worried about. But if you are doing well in the present, investing in dentures now can be a bulwark against difficult times in the future. Here’s why.
Quality Dentures Last Longer
If you invest in quality dentures today, when you have money, you won’t be constantly needing to replace your dentures in the future, when you may be less certain. In fact, dental implants can be lifetime restorations with proper maintenance, making them a great investment for today.
Traditional dentures, on the other hand, are highly vulnerable to wear and breakage. Getting those dentures today guarantees you’ll be having to replace them, possibly when you can least afford it.
Reap the Beauty Premium a Few Years Longer
If you’re still working, quality dentures like FOY® Dentures can help you maintain an attractive appearance. They can help you look younger and maintain your competitive appearance. This can significantly improve your earnings. Some estimates of what researchers call the “beauty premium”–how much more attractive people earn compared to unattractive people–say that an attractive smile alone can net you 4% more than a person with an unattractive smile.
Traditional dentures don’t stop the loss of bone in your face. In fact, they can accelerate it, causing your face to collapse into the “sunken denture face.” But FOY® Dentures with dental implants maintain your youthful appearance for longer.
Several more years of higher earnings could help you put away more for retirement, when it comes.
Protect Your Health
But quality dentures aren’t just about appearance. They can also help prevent several health problems associated with traditional dentures. This includes health problems like TMJ and sleep apnea, as well as the potential risk of poor nutrition. What you do today to preserve your health can help you avoid medical expenses in the future, when it might be more difficult for you to afford them.
Make the Best of Today
The future will always be uncertain, but the best way to build a great future is to make sound investments in the present, and quality dentures are a great choice.
If you would like to learn more about what makes FOY® Dentures a solid choice, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist.