Oakville ON dentist discusses dental implants cost vs. value
posted by Burloak Centre Dentistry
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.
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- 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.
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