If you are missing one or more of your teeth or have a decayed tooth, you have quite a few options. While treatments like bridges, dentures, or crowns may be more affordable, please don’t forget to consider implants as well. Aside from enjoying a healthier smile immediately, you can also enjoy long-term benefits with implants.
As you probably realize, once your implants are placed you’ll have a complete smile again But did you know that implants are specifically designed to match the shape and color of your smile? Or that implants can hold your teeth in place? Similarly, with implants you’ll be able to speak clearly and chew comfortably. And like your natural teeth, implants are very hard and durable. If implants are well cared for, they can last more than 25 years. In reality, if you care for them properly, you may only need one set in your lifetime.
When comparing your restoration options, please account for the longevity and durability of implants. Your implants will require little maintenance once they’ve been placed. Conversely, restorations like crowns or bridges may need to be replaced eventually. This additional work can ultimately be more expensive than an implant.
In essence, an implant will function as well as any of your other replacement options and may ultimately be less expensive. Still, please speak with your dentist before you make a decision. A dentist will be able to recommend the treatment that best meets your needs.
If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.