By Aspen Dental
Are Dental Implants Worth the Money?
Losing a tooth can be traumatic and stressful, especially considering the decision that must be made: what is the best way to replace the lost tooth? Implants are now the most reliable and the longest lasting option, but are they worth the cost? Keep reading to find out if they will be worth it for you.
Because implants are made to look like your natural teeth, nobody will ever be able to tell that it is an artificial tooth. You will feel more confident in your smile and appearance, and you will feel comfortable with smiling more. Compare this with dentures, which can look unnatural, discouraging you from smiling at all, for fear that somebody will notice your dentures.
Implants also feel just like natural teeth, so you can eat, sing, smile, kiss, and laugh without any pain or discomfort. Dentures can shift around in your mouth and irritate your gums and cheeks, preventing you from doing things and eating foods you love.
You won’t have to worry about removing any dentures before going to sleep because implants function like natural teeth and can’t be removed. They don’t require any more care and cleaning than natural teeth do: just a brushing in the morning and evening and a flossing once a day.
Implants last longer than any other tooth replacement method. Dentures need to be replaced every 5 to 6 years and bridges last about 10 years. Dental implants generally last up to 25 years, sometimes longer.
Talk to your dentist and they will help you decide whether implants are worth it for you. For more information on dental implants, visit us at Aspen Dental.