Are Dental Implants Worth It?

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According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 120 million people in the United States have lost at least one permanent tooth. Are you one of them? If you’ve been living with missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. No other method of tooth replacement has greater strength and stability. However, implants also come with a higher financial cost than other types of tooth replacement. Read on as your implant dentist in Raleigh, Dr. Otis Washington, explores the true cost, and value, of implants.

Is it worth it to get dental implants?

Implants are generally considered the most effective option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth because a dental implant is the only restorative treatment that replaces the tooth root. This provides a stable, solid foundation for the new artificial tooth. Once installed, an implant won’t slip or shift like dentures can.

Get the facts on dental implants

A dental implant has two main components: the implant screw that is placed in the jawbone and a crown that replaces the exterior of the tooth. An abutment connects the implant screw and the crown. When the post is implanted into the jawbone, it replaces the natural root of your tooth and provides a strong foundation for the placement of the crown. This provides maximum stability for your replacement tooth.

To be able to have dental implant surgery, you must have healthy gums and no gum disease. Candidates must also have ample bone density in their jaw to support the implant post. If you have some bone loss in the jaw, it’s still possible for you to get implants, though; you may have to undergo additional procedures, such as a bone graft, first.

The benefits of a dental implant

  • Improved durability: An implant is strong and restores more of your chewing ability than any other method of tooth replacement. Removable dentures have to be repaired and eventually replaced, while implants can last a patient’s entire life with proper care.
  • Simple maintenance: Caring for dental implants is as easy. Just brush and floss an implant the same way you would your natural teeth. Brush your implant twice a day and floss daily, and you can ensure your implant is healthy and strong for years to come.
  • Improved appearance: If you have missing, broken or rotting teeth, it surely affects your self esteem and confidence. With a permanent dental implant, you can feel confident and happy with your restored smile for years to come.

Dental implants in Apex, Cary and Raleigh in North Carolina

At Triangle Periodontics, Dr. Washington and our team of professionals can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’re ready to take the first step in getting dental implants, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington. At this meeting, he will review your oral history and determine if you are a viable candidate for implants. Once your candidacy is evaluated, the experts at Triangle Periodontics are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Visit us online or give us a call at (919) 782–9536 to schedule your consultation today