Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are biocompatible, hypoallergenic dental restorations that are used for replacing missing teeth. They’re an alternative to traditional treatments like partial dentures, full denture plates, or dental bridges. If you’re still weighing your options, here are some dental implant benefits that you don’t want to overlook:
Designed to Last a Lifetime
Implants have the highest success rate of any modern-day dental restoration. In the majority of cases, we can expect them to last the lifetime of the patient. At the very least, we know properly maintained implants can last for several decades (which is much longer than other alternative treatments.)
Mimic Natural Tooth Anatomy
A dental implant is the only type of restoration that’s shaped after the anatomy of a natural tooth root. It’s set into the bone where your tooth is missing, alongside of natural teeth. This unique characteristic prevents altering adjacent teeth and is holistically better for your smile.
Ideal for Any Number of Missing Teeth
Do you need a 1-to-1 ratio for replacing missing teeth? Not with dental implants. An implant can be used with crowns for individual teeth, as a pair to support a dental bridge, or in a set as small as four to anchor a full-arch hybrid restoration. Their strength surpasses that or natural teeth, meaning they can safely support more weight when it comes to biting and chewing.
Support Your Facial Profile and Bone
Most implants are made out of titanium. Titanium is the same material that’s used in surgical joint replacements. It’s unique in that the titanium triggers new bone growth and fusion to the implant itself. We call this process “osseointegration” and it’s what allows the implant structure to become a permanent part of your smile.
Placing implants helps you preserve bone height in that immediate area. Since bone loss is a common side effect of tooth loss, installing implants can reduce the premature aging seen in your facial profile.
Best Return on Investment
Although dental implants may cost just a bit more than other conventional types of tooth replacement, they also outlast them. Over the course of your smile’s lifetime, the investment in dental implants will outlast other restorations. It’s highly unlikely for them to ever have to be changed out. They’re more of a one-time investment that sticks with you for years. So, when you do the math, getting dental implants can actually save you money in the long run. If you want to finance the portion that isn’t covered by dental insurance, we offer payment plans!
Phoenix Dental Implants
During your visit with Dr. Behbahani we can discuss whether you qualify for implants and how they can help in your unique situation. Everyone’s smile is different. As such, the time and costs involved vary from one person to the next. We can provide you with a customized care plan (including financing options) to help you select the best treatment for your lifestyle and health.
Call Central Valley Dentistry today to book your dental implant consultation with our Mesa dentist.