3 Myths About Dental Implants

3 Myths About Dental Implants

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Do you need to replace missing teeth but worry about dental implant cost? Initially, when considering dentures vs dental implants, it may seem like dental implants are the more costly choice, but, your final decision should be based on long term factors rather than on initial figures. Dental implants will likely last your entire life with very little specialized maintenance required.

Myth #1: Dental implants cost more than a set of dentures.

While the initial investment in dentures is less than implants, dentures will need to be replaced at some point. A dental implant is considered permanent and, as long as they are looked after, rarely do they need to be replaced. The price tag for replacing or repairing dentures is as expensive the second time around as the first time.

Myth #2: Dental implants require expensive toothpaste and extra care.

Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth with no extra hidden care costs or special toothpaste needed, rarely do dental implants discolor or break. Dentures and partials require special denture cleansers to maintain which adds up over the years.

Myth #3: Beyond looks there’s no advantage to dental implants.

Because they are anchored to your jawbone, there are two distinct advantages to dental implants beyond aesthetics.

  1. Without the support of tooth roots, your gums and jawbone deteriorate, leading to facial collapse. The bone loss that occurs with dentures make the fit problematic over time.
  2. Because dentures are not as secure as dental implants, they can slip out, cause sores, and make it difficult to chew and speak.

Affordable options

If you are still concerned abut dental implants cost, there is an alternative. You don’t need to replace every single tooth with an implant. A bridge or a set of dentures can be attached to an implant. For many people, this  a more affordable option that still gives you the comfort and stability advantages of implants.

Before you rule out dental implants , come in for a complimentary, no obligations consultation. We’ll answer your questions and help you decide if dental implants can be the replacement you need for missing teeth.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)