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Are Dental Implants Cost-Effective?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 6:40 pm
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While dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth, many people are hesitant to commit to them due to the associated cost. While dental implants are not cheap, they represent a solid investment in a patient’s appearance and self-image as well as their oral and overall health. Here’s how dental implants can save you time and money in the long run when compared to other forms of tooth replacement.

Dental Implants Prevent Future Dental Issues

Severely damaged or decayed teeth are vulnerable to decay that can spread to other parts of the mouth or even cause dangerous secondary infections like sepsis in other parts of the body. When teeth are lost, so is the exercise they provide to the jawbone during the chewing process, which leads to the bone atrophying and receding. This can make teeth harder to clean and more vulnerable to injury, which can lead to nasty oral infections and further tooth loss.

While removing these teeth and replacing them with traditional restorations like bridges or dentures can eliminate some risks of infection, they do not restore the exercise the jawbone needs to remain healthy and strong. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace compromised teeth with durable, cavity-proof replacements that keep the jawbone stimulated. This allows them to prevent or even reverse the process of bone loss in the jaw. Together, these benefits mean that patients may not have to spend money on expensive and preventable restorative dental work in the future.

Dental Implants Are Incredibly Successful

While dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth, they are not permanent solutions. A well-made pair of dentures can last for up to ten years with excellent care, and during that time they will require occasional adjustments to continue fitting properly as the mouth changes shape. Dentures are not inexpensive, and having to maintain and replace them regularly can add up over the decades.

Dental implants boast an incredibly high success rate of over 95 percent and can last a lifetime with excellent care. They are easy to care for and only require the same hygiene routine as real teeth. While the initial investment in dental implants may seem hefty, it is usually a one-time expense that is more than likely to be less than you could expect to spend over a lifetime of wearing dentures.

It’s important to consider all the costs involved with any way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the best way to get the most bang for your buck.

About the Practice

Imagine Smiles delivers the finest dental care available to the community of Blaine, MN. Led by Drs. Green, Case, and Ellis, the staff sees to each patient receiving personal attention and effective treatment. Areas of expertise include general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry as well as dental implant services. For more information on the benefits of dental implants, contact the office online or dial (763) 269-8650.

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