Investing in Your Smile: How Dental Implants Pay Off

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bpsperio @ 1:32 pm
A dental implant before the crown is added

It’s often said that methods of prevention are preferable to the terms of the cure. But what if you’ve already experienced tooth loss? No amount of prevention can help there, so other methods must be used to restore your smile. Dental bridges and dentures offer a pragmatic and economical solution, but what if dental implants could end up saving you money long-term?

If you’re curious about what factors may be at play in this calculation, continue reading. You may find that dental implants can offer you a sound long-term investment.

Dental Implants Have a 97 Percent Success Rate

No treatment has a 100 percent success rate as complications could always arise down the line due to a number of factors. However, dental implants fail far less often than other treatments.

This translates to a life of over 20 years for dental implants versus 15 for dental bridges and 10 for dentures before needing to be replaced or restored. Even if a dental implant needs to be replaced, it’s usually the crown that needs replacement, not the post.

In addition, to be a candidate for dental implants, you’ll need to undergo a thorough dental exam. The purpose of the exam is to determine if you have any health conditions or other reasons why the implant would fail. If you’re not a good candidate, you don’t get implants. This is partially why the failure rate is so low.

Dental Implants Don’t Hurt Healthy Teeth

Dental bridges are a more traditional treatment for missing tooth replacement. This treatment is performed by removing enamel from healthy teeth adjacent to the teeth that are missing. A row of fused crowns is then placed over the reduced teeth to create a “bridge.”

The same replacement with a dental implant won’t require you to reduce healthy teeth. This will save you money by removing one of the failure points of a dental bridge.

If the teeth under a bridge begin to decay, the whole bridge could weaken and break, calling for additional replacements and treatments.

Dental Implants Don’t Require Additional Treatments or Supplies

Once your dental implant treatment is complete, that’s it. There are no special supplies to get or additional treatments you’ll need to undergo. For other treatments, especially in the case of dentures, this is not the case.

Depending on your treatment plan, dentures could require extensive extractions. At the very least, you’ll need to purchase additional supplies like cleaners and adhesives to wear and care for them properly. These expenses may not seem like a lot, but they do add up over time.

While the initial investment into dental implants may seem overwhelming, their longevity and the avoidance of potential complications down the road can translate to substantial savings. If you’re still on the fence, talk with your dentist to discuss your situation and explore options for dental implants to fit your needs.

About the Practice

At BPS Periodontics, their mission is to provide exceptional dental services in a compassionate and professional manner. With a commitment to your oral health and well-being, they offer advanced treatments tailored to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of care. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call (860) 658-5552 or visit the website to learn more.

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