Dental Implants – wise investment or not?
You have heard a lot about dental implants recently.
You can’t turn on a commercial radio station these days without hearing about them and let’s face it, it can be confusing.
And there is no doubt that the initial cost of dental implants is a genuine consideration. It can be a substantial outlay.
Firstly we need to be clear on dental implants
What is a dental implant?
Surgical dental implants are artificial titanium roots which are designed to be easily inserted into the jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or teeth in place.
They are very effective and produce a long lasting result.
It is because of their strength and longevity that they are often regarded as the treatment of choice when replacing old, ineffective or damaged teeth.
But are they cost effective?
At Southside Dental Implant Centre we believe that the answer is, more often than not, yes. If dental implant technology isn’t the best option for an individual patient our dental implant surgeon will advise accordingly.
Why do we believe that dental implant surgery is the right solution in most cases?
Key amongst all the factors is that dental implants are tough and durable and therefore long lasting. The long-term data suggest that dental implants last far longer than other treatments. After the initial costs, all things being equal, the implant should be relatively cost free (other than for general dental maintenance) for its lifetime. Other treatments may need to be replaced two or three times during your lifetime.
Other advantages include:
And, of course there is your lifestyle to consider. You can smile with confidence again, eat confidently and have teeth that look and feel real. Importantly unlike dentures and other older treatments your jaw bones will be strengthened and your natural facial profile enhanced.
- Surgical dental implants reduce the load on the remaining teeth and oral structures by offering independent support and retention to crowns, bridgework and overdentures.
- Dental implants preserve natural tooth tissue. Your other teeth will, with proper care, last longer. They assist in maintaining natural tooth alignment
- Dental implants will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone resorption and deterioration.
- Dental implants have been shown to reduce the need for subsequent restorative intervention of adjacent teeth.
All in all, for the right patients we at Southside Dental Implant Centre think that Dental Implant Technology is a great investment.
To discover more please contact us on 9525 7725 or enquire online Dental Implants Costs here.