Are Dental Implants Worth The Cost?

Whether you’ve lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of them, you have more options than ever before to rebuild a complete smile. You probably heard about the benefits of dental implants, but they cost more upfront than traditional treatments, like bridges and dentures. It’s normal to have concerns about their price tag, but they are worth every penny. Here are 5 reasons dental implants are worth the cost.

1. Closely Mimic Your Natural Teeth

Traditional tooth replacement methods only replicate the portions of teeth above the gumline. Although this is an effective solution, they’ll always have their limitations. Dental implants go a step further because they replace the entire tooth structure.

An implant post is surgically placed into your jaw to mimic a root to provide your restoration with unmatched stability. Your implant will closely look and feel just like your natural tooth.

2. Preserve Your Jawbone

You can lose up to 25% of your jaw’s bone density within the first year of missing a tooth because it is no longer being stimulated by the root. Traditional bridges and dentures don’t replace the roots, so they do nothing for bone loss.

Dental implants are the only solution to preserve your jaw’s density to protect your facial structure and any remaining natural teeth.

3. Last for 30 Years or Longer

Bridges and dentures have to be replaced every few years, which can get costly over time. Dental implants are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing. You will never have to budget for replacements, which can allow dental implants to pay for themselves over time.

4. Reduce Your Long-Term Dental Expenses

By preserving your jawbone, you’ll stop many issues associated with missing teeth. As a result, you’re less likely to need costly dental procedures later to save money down the road. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about replacements. Dental implants are the most cost-effective solution to treat tooth loss, despite their initial expense.

5. Unmatched Confidence

You won’t think twice before smiling for a picture or chomping down on a juicy hamburger because your new teeth will look and feel natural. Your teeth will never move or fall out when speaking or laughing with a friend. You’ll have peace of mind knowing only a trained professional will know your dental implants aren’t your real teeth.

Dental implants are a big investment, so it’s normal to have a few concerns. Your dentist will explain everything and answer any questions to ensure you have 100% confidence you’re making the right decision for your smile.

About Dr. Gregory Palmer

Dr. Palmer earned his dental degree at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has regularly pursued continuing education in various specialties, including laser dentistry, CEREC, and dental implants. If you’re ready to treat your tooth loss, request an appointment through our website or call 713-589-5988.

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