Why Dental Implants Are the Next Best Thing to Healthy, Natural Teeth

Dental implants are built to last a lifetime.
When properly placed and cared for, dental implants can last for many years. Periodic adjustments may be required, but they are generally low or no-cost.

Implants look & feel natural.
With implants, you can increase your confidence when speaking, smiling, and chewing. They will also allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.

Strong bite, strong jaw, silent function.
Unlike dentures, dental implants will not slip. There’s no repositioning, smacking, or clicking. Each bite will be taken with confidence, no matter which food you choose.

So let’s take a closer look…here are the three primary pieces:

Illustration of jaw and dental implant

If You Are Missing a Tooth, You Are Not Alone

After age 65, the average adult has lost more than 13 teeth and is left with a mere 18.90 natural teeth.

Whether you are missing one or many teeth, the results can be spectacular:​

But Don’t Dental Implants Cost More Than Alternative Treatments?

A traditional fixed bridge, which is supported by surrounding teeth, is one of the most common alternatives to the dental implant-supported restoration of a single tooth.

This option has several disadvantages when compared to dental implants.

Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years. With proper care, they can last more than 10 years but at some point, they may need to be replaced. 

You’re probably wondering how the dental implant procedure works:

The implant is placed directly into the jawbone and attached to a dental crown via an abutment.

Implant Treatment Timeline

But are dental implants more cost effective than other treatments?

Restore Your Smile

The cost of traditional tooth-supported dental bridges adds up because they need to be replaced every 5-10 years.

While implants are not the most affordable solution, they are the most durable and closest to the form and function of a natural tooth.

There are so many choices...don't get overwhelmed by the options. Schedule a consultation to talk to a dentist and get a personalized treatment recommendation. 

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