So how do you choose what the best option for you is? Comparing the pros and cons side by side is the easiest way to weigh those options and choose.
One of the first factors to consider is how long you will need the replacements. It you are younger or middle aged then there is a good chance you’re going to need something that will last as long as teeth normally do.
Dental implants are proven to last a lifetime in most cases. With the proper care they last as long as a set of normal teeth. Dentures however do not last as long. Dentures usually get replaced every five to eight years and that it with the extra proper care.
A major concern for some people is how secure the option is within their mouth. If eating all of the same foods without having to worry about the replacements falling out then you want dental implants.
Implants are secured down into the jaw bone making the replacement just as strong as natural teeth and allowing for optimal food enjoyment. Dentures are placed into the mouth and can be secured down with adhesives like paste or wafers. These options however don’t always hold when chewing and may taste bad.
Dentures don’t prevent all of the cosmetic and medical problems that occur with tooth loss. Jaw disfigurement and bone recession are two of the largest concerns for people without teeth. Wearing dentures doesn’t inhibit these problems and adds the inconvenience of sores and inflammation in the mouth
Dental Implants are a solution to the above problems. In the long run the cost of dental implants might out weight the cost associated with fixing or managing jaw recession. Other than the one short surgery and mostly painless recover there are no other problems associated with dental implants.
Cost will vary depending on the dentist and location. In Arizona dentures are much cheaper than dental implants like most of the country. The price varies upon the quality of the dentures but most of them cause the same problems. Keep in mind that this is a cost of upkeep for every 5 to 8 years.
Dental implants are more expensive mostly because of the surgery required and the quality of work. Another factor to consider is that most insurance companies don’t cover implants the majority of the time, but it’s always worth checking in to. Implants are usually a one-time cost and usually don’t require replacements. There is always a lot to consider when making a choice about your health and hopefully there is enough information out there to help you make that lifelong decision.