Depending on your particular problem, implants can be more expensive than the alternatives (dentures or bridge).
While the upfront cost for implants can be more than for other types of restorations, the investment can pay off in the long run. You do not necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth. Your dentist can discuss how many implants you will need. Dental implants are the effective replacement for lost teeth that place into your jaw to hold a false tooth or bridge. As anchors in the jawbone, dental implants form a stable foundation for permanent attachment of the crown; Dental Implants are ideal option for people in good general oral health who lost a tooth or teeth.
Dental Implants are more teeth saving than traditional crown and bridge, grinding of adjacent teeth does not take place, and loss of bone tissue by atrophy is prevented, since implants, as "artificial dental roots", transmit the chewing forces into the jawbone. A single implant as root substitute is the most elegant way of achieving a cosmetically ideal closure of the gap.In completely edentulous jaws, dental implants are a secure fixation method for removable full dentures and so spare the patients the usual disadvantages of conventional "False teeth" and allow you speak and eat with comfort not worries about misplaced dentures. Other benefits of implants include:
- Feel— Because implants are imbedded in your bone, they feel more like your natural teeth than bridges or dentures.
- Convenience — You will not need to worry about denture adhesives or having your dentures slip, click or fall out when you speak.
- Nutrition — You will be able to chew better with implants. Chewing can be difficult with regular dentures, especially ones that don't fit perfectly. A regular upper denture also covers your palate, which can reduce your sense of taste.
- Self-esteemecause implants are so much like your natural teeth, you will think about them less. Your self-esteem and confidence will be improved because you will not have to worry about denture problems or people noticing that you have missing teeth. Regular dentures also can affect your speech, which can make you less self-confident when talking with others.