Dental implants provide innumerable advantages over outdated replacement teeth. The principal reason for the popularity of implants lies in their natural look and feel coupled with unsurpassed longevity and durability. Many patients voice their feelings about their new smiles in emotional terms, citing the life-changing effects they’ve experienced as a result of dental implants.
The initial investment in dental implants is higher than the cost of non-implant-supported replacement teeth. Your return on investment, though, is higher, as well. Old-fashioned bridges, dentures, and partials offer a temporary method to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care.
By way of illustration, consider the following example. A dental implant permanently placed in your jaw costs about the same as crown and bridgework, which typically lasts only 10 years. Aside from the fact that the natural teeth anchoring the bridge must be ground down and then built back up to maximize stability, thus destroying healthy tooth structure, a bridge must be replaced over and over again to retain a complete smile. You’ll pay for a bridge many times over, but an implant only once.
Another important factor to consider? Outmoded tooth replacement methods don’t stop the jawbone loss that occurs when the stimulation of natural chewing forces no longer exists. Dental implants stop jawbone loss for optimal oral health and replacement teeth that retain their comfortable fit over a lifetime.
Delivering quality solutions for distinctive smiles since 1984. Contact the office of Dr. Stephen Weisglass today to schedule your implant dentistry consultation. Our Forest Hills practice serves Queens and surrounding areas.