Thinking of getting dental implants?
To help you decide which option is better for you, we put together a list of advantages and disadvantages when using dental implants to replace lost teeth, support a bridge or a denture.
- dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
- they reduce the load on the remaining teeth providing support and retention to crowns and dentures.
- preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down good healthy teeth for conventional bridgework.
- dental implants will prevent bone loss and deterioration that would result in loss of jawbone height.
- some studies showed a 95% success rate for dental implants.
- long term data on implants suggest that they last a much longer time than conventional restorations on teeth and they can be a higher value in the long term.
- they are easy to floss and clean around for a long term durability.
- improving chewing and speaking.
- dental implants require a surgical procedure and a period of healing in order to complete the prosthesis.
- in short term implant procedures may be more expensive than conventional dentistry.
- there is some lack of shock absorbency comparing to natural teeth and may result in fracture of crowns and bridgework.
What is a dental implant?
How are dental implants placed?
What is osseointegration?
Benefits of dental implants
Healing and treatment care.
Are dental implants right for me?
How to care for my new implants?