Our Jericho implant dentist, Dr. Warren Baine, is pleased to offer dental implants as the most advanced development in dental restorations. For all the plusses that dental implants have in their favor, like anything else there are pros and cons. It is our goal to make sure that you know everything important about dental implants so that you can make an informed decision about whether they are the right option for you.
When you compare dental implants to the longer established restorations such as bridges and dentures, you see immediate advantages. Although bridges are a fine choice, they require that the tooth on either side of the bridge be drilled down and then fitted with a crown so that the bridge can be securely fastened to them. Implants are fused directly to your jaw bone, so there is no need to affect your surrounding teeth. In addition, an implant is more stabile and secure because it is fused to your jaw bone. It needs no messy adhesive like dentures and therefore makes chewing and talking a snap. A dental implant placed by our Jericho implant dentist looks and feels like a real tooth because you have the full confidence that it won’t move around on you.
It is fair to say that dental implants are more expensive than other dental restorations, though. Depending on your budget and what your insurance covers, you may determine that implants are not a financially viable option for you. There are also some requirements that are necessary for you to be considered a good candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be generally healthy and your jaw bone should be strong enough to hold the implant. If not, bone grafting can still allow you to benefit from dental implants. However, this will mean an additional cost as well as a longer waiting time before you can get your dental implants. If you are in a hurry to get a restoration, you may want to keep this in mind. Personal habits such as smoking and diseases like diabetes can also interfere with the possibility of a successful dental implant. Our Jericho implant dentist will talk with you about your risk factors. Why not schedule a consultation today and find out if dental implants are for you?