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Oakville ON dentist discusses dental implants cost vs. value

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Dental implants are one of the most important innovations in this field in the last half century. They restore teeth in a way no other technique can match, because implants become part of the body. However, cost is naturally a concern, as with any dental treatment. Dr. Shefali Tuli and her team at Burloak Centre Dentistry encourage patients in the Burlington/Oakville ON area to consider the long-term value of implants.

Compare and contrast

  • Single missing tooth – Alternatives to a dental implant to replace one missing tooth are a dental bridge, or a partial denture. Both are reasonable options. However, a dental bridge requires reduction of teeth adjacent to the gap. A partial denture is removable, so it lacks the stability of a bridge. Both require special care, and have a limited lifespan – they must be replaced periodically. A dental implant looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. With good hygiene and habits, it can last a lifetime.
  • Multiple missing teeth in various locations – Dental implants can be utilized in any area of the mouth as stand-alone restorations. Several dental bridges or two partial dentures (if upper and lower teeth are missing), are the only other choices for a complete smile.
  • Span of missing teeth – Just two dental implants can anchor a bridge containing three artificial teeth, without compromising any healthy ones.
  • Edentulous arch – A full denture is the traditional solution for an entirely toothless arch. However, a conventional denture is held in place only by suction. As few as four dental implants hold a full denture with an amazing level of stability. In addition, an implant-retained denture for the upper arch does not cover the palate. It is lighter and does not inhibit taste and temperature sensation.
Call Burloak Centre Dentistry at 905-581-4436 to schedule a no-cost dental implant consultation.

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