There are several things to consider when deciding on dental implants, including cost. However, a lot of people may not consider oral health savings in the long term associated with dental implants.
Dental implants replace your tooth and your tooth root, which means you may not have to worry about jawbone deterioration as the replacement root stimulates bone health. Dental implants also help prevent tooth shifting, which may lead to wear, cavities and breakage.
If you have multiple missing teeth, you can typically opt for fewer than seven dental implants to support an entire arch of restoring teeth.
With dental implants, you also do not need to purchase adhesives or visit your dentist often for relines, as you might with a removable denture.
Dental implants are a bit like a do-over. And with proper care, your dental implants can last for life. Proper care means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for dental exams and teeth cleans. In other words, treat your implants as you treat your natural teeth.
Dental implant costs ultimately depend on the number of implants and any pre-implant preparation required to make you a good candidate. But it’s important to remember that dental implants are considered by many dentists to be a viable investment in your future oral health.