If you are like many dental patients today, you have probably been hearing a lot about dental implants as the favored restoration choice of many dentists and patients alike. Just because you’ve heard that they are the latest, greatest thing doesn’t mean that you’re convinced that they will be right for you. When there may be more affordable options available in Mansfield, why should you choose to get dental implants instead?
First, what are all your options when you’ve lost one or more of your teeth?
- If you need to replace all of your teeth, traditionally your only restoration option would be dentures.
- Now you can also get permanent dentures that are supported by implants, a restoration called All-on-4.
- When only one or a few teeth are missing, you can receive a partial denture.
- If you want a permanent restoration for just a few teeth, the only alternative to an implant is a dental bridge.
While all of these are good options and they will work well for different patients, dental implants offer some unique benefits that may make them a more affordable restoration in the end. For example, implants do not affect any of your existing teeth when we place them. They are permanent and work just like your natural teeth, which means that they keep your jawbones and gums healthy and functioning as if your natural teeth were still there. In addition, because they do not need to be removed, you can clean your teeth normally if you have implants, which will keep any of your remaining teeth healthier.
All of this means that even if you need to pay a little more for your dental implants, they may end up being a more affordable long-term restoration. Because dental implants can keep your teeth, gums, and jawbones healthier, it is more likely that your other teeth may stay healthy longer, so you don’t have to pay for further restorations or other expensive dental treatments later on. At Rush Creek Dentistry, we can help you find the right restoration for your smile.