Are Implants Right for You?

added on: December 16, 2015

If you are missing one or more of your teeth or have a decayed tooth, you have quite a few options. While treatments like bridges, dentures, or crowns may be more affordable, please don’t forget to consider implants as well. Aside from enjoying a healthier smile immediately, you can also enjoy long-term benefits with implants. .

With implants, you can immediately enjoy a natural-looking smile. In fact, your implant will be shaped to match the tone, size, and shape of your other teeth. Similarly, implants will feel and function like your natural teeth—meaning you’ll be able to chew and speak comfortably. And like your natural teeth, implants are very hard and durable. If implants are well cared for, they can last more than 25 years. In reality, if you care for them properly, you may only need one set in your lifetime.

When comparing your restoration options, please account for the longevity and durability of implants. Your implants will require little maintenance once they’ve been placed.  Conversely, restorations like crowns or bridges may need to be replaced eventually. This additional work can ultimately be more expensive than an implant.

Overall, an implant may seem like it isn’t an option because of its initial expense. Fortunately, implants are a viable option that may ultimately save you money. Please remember that it’s important for you to consult a dentist before you make your decision. Your dentist will be able to help you make an informed decision.

If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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