There are literally tens of millions of Americans with missing teeth. Although losing a tooth is not a unique occurrence, there is a unique solution available today in the form of dental implants. Utilizing the incredible technology of modern implantology and cosmetic dentistry in Arizona, your dentist will be able to re-create your natural smile using state of the art titanium dental implants, which will create the foundation for your brand new, uniquely tailored replacement tooth/teeth.
Despite the fact that dental implants have proven to be the best possible solution to missing teeth, many people unfortunately still opt for traditional solutions such as removable partial and full dentures or conventional dental bridges. This is in part because these inferior solutions are initially less costly and offer a non-surgical route; however, in this two part article series, we will take a closer look at the “benefits” of these traditional teeth-replacement options in an effort to demystify them. Dental implants, according to cosmetic dentistry professionals in Arizona are better, whichever way you look at it!
Dental Implants Versus Dentures: The Cost
Firstly, it is important to always seek the advice of a qualified and experienced dentist when investigating your teeth replacement options. Secondly, the price of dentures and dental implants will vary from practice to practice and depend entirely on your unique situation. If we consider the short term question of the price of dental implants versus dentures, then yes, dentures are cheaper. However we all know that our set of teeth is not a short-term accessory for our smile! The hope and aim for all of us would be to have a beautiful set of teeth for the rest of our lives. Hence, we must consider the long-term question of price. And if we are talking about getting your money’s worth then dental implants will win every single time.
Dentures do not typically look or feel natural, nor do they allow you the freedom of eating, laughing and talking without fear of them moving around or falling out. Denture wearers have to constantly spend money on all sorts of maintenance and cleaning solutions, not to mention the need to take them out every single night. The point here is that dentures tend to remind their wearer’s every day for the rest of their life that they have missing teeth.
Dental implants, on the other hand, though more expensive in the short term, can last a lifetime and are non-removable, which means that you can carry on with life as normal and brush your teeth the way you have always done. This is not to mention that dental implants also look and feel just like healthy natural teeth! Dental Implants are by far the smartest long-term investment that you can make in your oral health and overall quality of life. Removable dentures will continue costing you money in the form of maintenance products and continued visits to your dentist in order to re-fit your dentures as your jawbone structure changes.
Stay Tuned for Part 2
In this article post we have just begun to scratch the surface of the benefits that come with dental implants. Join us for the second installment of this two-part article series where professionals on cosmetic dentistry in Arizona will be looking at the difference between dental implants and dentures as far as issues of discomfort and overall results are concerned.
Creating a New Smile with Dental Implants, PART 1