One of the persistent misconceptions about dental implants is that they are too pricey. At The Richardson Dentist, we’re going to use this space to talk about it.
Look At The Big Picture
A permanent dental implant is not cheap. But you need to look at the big picture when comparing dental implants to other tooth replacement options.
Dentures Aren’t A Once-and-Done Solution
There are many kinds of conventional dentures and a broad range of price points. While the upfront cost of dentures may be less, they need regular relines and occasional replacement.
A Dental Bridge May Not Last As Long
Dental bridges aren’t designed to last as long as dental implants. They typically last from 7 to 10 years with proper care. An issue with dental bridges is that it is often difficult to clean under and around them. Because of this, some dental bridge patients develop tooth decay in adjacent teeth. Restoring decayed teeth can be a collateral expense if the patient doesn’t adequately clean the teeth and gums around the bridge.
Implants Are A Long-Term Solution
Implants last much longer. Though implant manufacturers won’t allow us to promise that the implant will last indefinitely, with daily dental hygiene and twice-yearly dental visits, they can last for decades. We have patients whose implants are doing fine even though they have been in place beyond the estimated life span. We invite you to schedule an implant consultation. We can discuss your oral condition and how long you can expect dental implants to last.
It’s important to understand that the crown placed on the abutment may not last as long as the post. A crown is engineered to last from 10 to 15 years.
Can You Put A Price On Beautiful Teeth That Function Like Your Natural Teeth?
Dental implants provide near-natural function and look identical to natural teeth. Implants don’t have the drawbacks of dentures. They don’t come loose, restrict taste, or irritate gums.
Can You Put A Price On Your Face?
Implants guard against bone loss that changes the shape of the face, causing the cheeks and chin area to sink. Bone loss can make you look far older than your years.
Implants Are A Worthwhile Investment
The dental implant patients at The Richardson Dentist believe durable dental implants are a beneficial investment because they have such a profound effect on quality of life.
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