The benefits of dental implants
Losing a tooth can be devastating. A missing tooth can make us feel self-conscious about our smile and may lead to a variety of health problems. Gaps can make your bite feel uncomfortable, cause difficulties eating the food you love and may lead to bone loss or shifting teeth. Dental implants are a long-term solution that feels natural and lasts decades with proper oral hygiene.
Restore your natural appearance
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They become permanent, “perfect” teeth as they are custom made to blend in with your smile. Implants look natural because they are sized, shaped and coloured to match your unique bite and natural enamel colour.
Feel confident in your comfort
When a dental implant is placed your jaw bone actually fuses with the titanium post as it heals. A crown or bridge can be permanently affixed to the post or the implant may be used to secure implant-supported dentures but one thing is certain: That dental implant is not moving. Laugh, smile and eat your favourite foods. Shifting teeth or sudden pain won’t even cross your mind.
Improve bone strength
When teeth are lost, the bone that supports those teeth can begin to atrophy and weaken over time. If left unchecked, this process (called resorption) can cause the jawbone to become unstable and can lead to further tooth loss. Dental Implants stimulate new bone growth around the implant, strengthening the bone structure.
Cost of Dental Implants
In Scarborough you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 – $6,000 for a single implant tooth replacement. Meanwhile, a full mouth reconstructive dental implant can cost between $6,000 and $60,000 for a full set of implant-supported teeth/dentures. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes from different provides, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
- The type of implant and the quality of the material that is used.
- The experience of the dentist who performs the surgery.
- The location and complexity of the surgery.
- The quality of the equipment and technology used in the procedure.
Getting dental implants is a major decision that should be considered carefully and no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone as the procedure is complex and depends on many factors. Every case is different so it’s important to speak with a dentist to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider.
Longevity – Dental Implant vs. Other Methods
When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that are not always afforded by other, more traditional methods. While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. These older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years and often end up being more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.