Tooth loss is much more common than you think. Whether your teeth were lost due to illness, infection or accident, you are not alone. There are millions of Americans walking around with one or more missing teeth. While there are many things that can be done to replace a missing tooth, such as not smiling, avoiding social situations or getting dentures, none of those options are more impressive than dental implants.
Dental Implants Are More Convenient
There is a common misconception that the dental implant cost is more than the average cost of dentures and other tooth replacement options. However, one has to consider the true cost of lifetime replacement. Although dentures, bridges, and other more traditional replacement options have a significantly lower upfront cost, they cost more in the long run to own, repair and replace. They also aren’t as functional or appealing as dental implants.
The Ultimate Replacement Option for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. There is no need to replace them when they are lost or become damaged. You don’t have to worry about trying to keep them properly secured in your mouth while you are trying to eat or are among company.
Other dental implant benefits include:
- Preserves more bone tissue.
- No cavities.
- Improves the appearance and structure of the mouth.
- Protects the health of remaining teeth.
- Improves self-confidence.
- Implants feel, function and look like real teeth.
- Implants are more durable and reliable than dentures and bridges.
Dr. Dan Knellinger recommends for patients considering dental implants in Palm Harbor, FL to schedule a consultation to determine whether or not they are a good candidate. Any underlying or undiagnosed dental diseases and concerns need to be resolved before proceeding with the implant procedure. Untreated dental issues can cause complications with the success of the procedure.