When it comes to replacing missing teeth, many dentists recommend dental implants for the best treatment. There are a number of reasons why you should consider dental implants to improve your oral health.
What makes dental implants different?
The key difference between dental implants and other missing teeth treatments is the way they are placed. Dentures are affixed with glue that can slip. Bridges use a pair of crowns that require damage to otherwise healthy teeth. Dental implants are secured directly into the gums and jawbone by a metal socket. The placement is permanent, comfortable, and invisible.
One side effect of this method is that the socket supports the jawbone. Bone loss is a common problem associated with missing teeth that other replacement methods do nothing to treat. Dental implants reduce or prevent bone loss to maintain the health of the rest of your mouth.\
How do you care for them?
Dental implants are made of a durable dental resin or ceramic that replicates natural tooth material. This means that they need only the same care as the rest of your teeth! Because the placement is permanent, you can even eat as you would with only natural teeth – no need to worry about discomfort or slipping as with dentures.
Can anyone benefit from dental implants?
The main requirements to be a candidate for dental implants are good overall health, and enough bone to support the implants. Dental implants can replace anything from a single tooth to a whole row, so anyone in good health can benefit from this treatment.
What is the cost?
Because every mouth is different, it is impossible to give an accurate prediction of the cost of dental implants. If you are interested, Drs. Karl and Walter Neuhaus can perform an exam to get a more accurate picture of your probably cost. Dental implants are generally the most expensive tooth replacement option, but it is important to think of them as an investment. While a good bridge might last ten years, dental implants can be expected to last thirty years or more with good care. Many people find that the comfort and peace of mind alone make the cost worth it.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in dental implants or have any questions about the process, please schedule an appointment so we can fully discuss the issue with you. To schedule, please contact Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY on our website or at (716) 262-8070.