The true measure of a great investment is whether or not the investment pays for itself over the long haul. What’s more frustrating than spending time and money now only to find that the related maintenance expenses will be costly in the future?
When considering your options for tooth replacement, it is reasonable to ask the question: How much will this decision cost in the long-run? Patients who are choosing implant dentistry are finding that, over the lifetime of the dental implant, the related expenses are considerably less than solutions such as bridges, dentures, and partials. In fact, dental implants can actually reduce the long-term expenses related to maintenance and repairs.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth replacement. They can be expected to function just like a natural tooth in terms of chewing and daily oral hygiene. Aside from the artificial tooth root and a customized crown, there are no clips, clasps, or additional parts to contend with.
The simplicity of the design virtually eliminates the need for dental visits for repairs or replacements, translating into quite a savings in terms of time and unexpected expenses. Compared to removable options such as partials and dentures, implants never need to be removed from the mouth and there is no risk of losing, breaking, or misplacing your teeth.
Implants have been proven to preserve the integrity of the gums and underlying bone structure. Without the relationship between the tooth root and the jaw bone, the fit and appearance of bridges, dentures, and partials can change dramatically. Often, patients are forced to either replace the restoration or purchase costly adhesives and denture glues in order to maintain the teeth.
There are certainly alternatives to the dental implant when it comes to tooth replacement. Unfortunately, many of these solutions include ongoing maintenance and repair expenses. In comparison, the dental implant requires little more care than a natural tooth. It’s easy to appreciate the savings thanks to fewer dental visits, less time away from your busy life, and no need for purchasing additional oral hygiene products at the drugstore.
To explore the savings and satisfaction of dental implants in the Queens NY area, consult with Dr. Stephen Weisglass today. Call 718-544-8787 to schedule your visit.