Have you lost one or more of your teeth due to illness, accident or another injury? In the past, you may have chosen a different option, but in recent years, dental implants have become more viable and affordable than ever.
Why should I consider dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Many people are intimidated by dental implants, however, because they're often seen as expensive invasive or painful. If suffering from tooth loss and are considering your options for tooth replacements, our dentists in Smithers may be able to help to alleviate your concerns about dental implants.
Are you worried you won’t have time to maintain your dental implants? Unlike dentures (which require continual disinfection and special care at night), dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your regular teeth.
If you stick with a regular and diligent oral hygiene routine at home as prescribed by your dentist, your dental implants will continue to function as they should without requiring any special maintenance.
Dental implants require dental surgery, making the proceedure somewhat more invasive than other tooth replacement options. However, in the long run implants may require less maintenance than dentures of bridges, and in addition, recent advancements in dental technology and techniques have made the dental implant process easier than in decades past.
Although no surgical procedure is without discomfort, you may be interested in knowing that patients generally feel far less discomfort following dental implant surgery than even after a tooth extraction.
Plus, placing implants during the same appointment for your tooth extraction means you may notice less discomfort as a result of the implants themselves.
Sedation might also be an option, if you're worried that you won't be able to relax during your dental implant appointments.
More Affordable Than You Might Think
You may not have looked into dental implants before because of concerns you might have over affordability. You may want to take a second look, however, and consider their lifetime cost when compared to other options. Conventionally less expensive options, like dentures, may also have extra costs which come with accessories, such as disinfectants, storage cases and more.
Bridges need to be replaced every five or so years, and you may have to take time off of work to recover.
The maintenance costs for bridges and dentures can add up over the years. Taken into consideration along with the fact that (if cared for properly) dental implants can last a lifetime, choosing implants might actually make sense for you.