When making a decision about many things you have to weigh the rewards versus the problems making the decision brings.
In the case of dental implants, this is something worth considering. Understanding the pros and cons of dental implants can help you decide if it is the right choice. When it comes to implants, there are other options that people can turn to, but they may not offer all that the implants do.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants it their appearance. People do not like the way they look when they smile if they have missing, broken, chipped or discolored teeth. Implants can take care of that. They use material that makes them look like the natural teeth. They do not move around or fall out at embarrassing times the way dentures can. They fill in the gaps that are left with missing teeth. People that wear implants get their smile back and are rarely afraid to show it.
Dental implants function in the same way that the natural teeth do. You are not restricted in the type of food you can eat. You care for them in the same way as your natural teeth. If you follow good oral hygiene habits, the implants will continue to look good and function well.
Other substitutes for missing teeth require a lot more care than implants. You have to remove them nightly to give your gums a break and to clean the dentures. You have to get them relined when they no longer fit properly. None of these issues occur with implants.
The biggest negative that people talk about with implants is the cost. Although they do cost more than dentures, they do not require replacement as often and they do not require other products to help them work. The initial cost of implants is higher, but the maintenance cost of the implants is lower than other options.
If you want to know more about implants, contact our office to schedule an appointment to talk to one of our dental professionals.