Are Dental Implants Worth It?
When it comes to teeth replacement options that provide you with the best quality of life, dental implants are worth every cent. No other option restores a smile in the same way as dental implants, supporting your jaw health and enhancing your appearance the way natural teeth do.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Dental Implants?
The advantages of dental implants greatly outnumber any disadvantages. In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like natural teeth, dental implants support your full bite force, provide stimulation that builds up your jaw, and keeps your smile from collapsing inward.
Dental implants look like natural teeth. How does this work? Our NYC implant dentists place a tiny titanium post in your jawbone that supports a porcelain crown that is designed to match your other teeth in color and shape. Distinguishing between an implant tooth and your natural teeth is virtually impossible.
Dental implants feel like natural teeth. We use titanium dental implants because they fuse with your jawbone, forming a solid attachment. This means they are permanently fixed and cannot be removed. The integration of metal with bone is so complete that our New York City patients tell us that with time, they forget which tooth is the implant.
Dental implants function like natural teeth. The implant itself acts as an artificial root that anchors the replacement tooth, allowing it to function like your other teeth: biting and chewing your food, protecting your jaw health, and assisting in speech. And when placed by expert implant dentists, implant teeth should last as long as your natural teeth.
Dental implants support your bite force and maintain jaw health. Providing a solid foundation, implants restore biting power as the implant and jawbone become one. Proper placement and distribution of the implants aids in bulking up the mandibular bone and restoring bite function.
Dental implants improve your smile. When we lose a tooth, our jawbone begins to resorb into the body, and as it shrinks, our face collapses, giving us sunken cheeks and an aged appearance. But dental implants prevent that from happening. The body recognizes implants as natural roots, sends the necessary flow of nutrients, and enables the jaw to maintain mass and density, giving proper shape to your smile.
How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Dental Implants?
The cost of dental implants depends on a variety of factors, including the number of implants you’re having placed, their location, and any additional treatments you may need, such as bone grafting and/or APRF. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Yam or Dr. Shirzadnia to get an accurate estimate of the overall cost. Our team will help you to navigate your dental insurance to see if there are benefits toward dental implants and discuss monthly payment plan options with you.
When you consider the cost of going without dental implants—jawbone resorption, a collapsed smile, damage to remaining teeth, and eating restrictions—the upfront price doesn’t seem as daunting. Truly, the ramifications of missing teeth include more than cosmetic issues, and in the long run, dental implants are therefore often the optimal choice to replace missing teeth.
Still Have Questions?
The impact missing teeth has on the quality of your life, including jaw function, malocclusion, and day-to-day diet, make them the most cost-effective option around. Call us to schedule a consultation today!
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