Dental implants offer a number of advantages over other tooth-replacement options, such as traditional dentures and dental bridges.
Although dental implants have become increasingly popular thanks to their versatility and durability, they are not the right choice for everyone with missing teeth. During your restorative dentistry consultation, Glendale, Arizona, cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox will help you determine the best tooth-replacement treatment for you.
Like dentures and dental bridges, dental implants can be used to replace multiple, adjacent missing teeth. While today’s dentures and dental bridges are more functional and longer lasting thanks to advances in technology and dental materials, they lack the endurance and seamless appearance offered by dental implants.
Additional benefits of dental implants include:
- Dental implants can be permanent with good dental hygiene
- Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth
- Dental implants are rooted in place
- Dental implants allow you to maintain your regular diet
- Dental implants are cared for like your natural teeth
Despite the pros of dental implants when compared with dentures and dental bridges, there are some factors that should be considered when deciding whether to commit to dental implants over another tooth-replacement option. The dental implant process requires two procedures over a span of three to six months to complete. Dental implants are also typically more expensive than dentures or dental bridges.
However, for the right candidates dental implants can be the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth while restoring a beautiful, functional smile.
If you live in the Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale or Peoria, Arizona, areas and would like to learn more about dental implants, please contact Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry to schedule your personal consultation.