A stunning smile in an attractive face is not only about your teeth, but they make up the most significant part of an attractive smile.
And if for some reason, a tooth or multiple teeth are missing, your smile, and thus your face, looks incomplete.
In this case, you may have been considering replacement strategies, including dental implants. And you may wonder if you should choose inexpensive implants for your mouth?
At Captivate Dental, we know that saving money is good, but when it comes to cosmetic treatments, the old saying, “penny-wise, pound-foolish” really applies.
An implant is a post-shaped artificial tooth root that is often made of titanium.
This ‘root’ is surgically placed, and sometime after surgery (after a process called ‘osseointegration’ finishes) an artificial tooth is fixed atop the post.
In a wide range of cases, implant is the most effective answer to a missing tooth. As they are more stable and feel more natural, Captivate Dental recommends permanent implants whenever possible.
Let’s take a look at implants, other options, and why the cheapest implant isn’t always the best.
Dental implants vs other, initially more inexpensive, treatments
Dentures. Traditional dentures give you back your smile and support the structure of the face.
But because they are not drawing their support from within the jawbone, both jawbone and gums lose the stimulation that natural teeth give.
This stimulation helps keep bone and gums strong and healthy. Bone loss, receding gums, and face shape degeneration (“sliding” or “collapsing”) are common among denture wearers.
There are other disadvantages, as well:
- Slipping and sliding
- Gum irritation
- Diminished ability to speak
- Reduced ability to chew
- Sucking or clicking noises
- Reduced food taste
Dental bridges. In most cases, bridges need adjacent teeth to be shaved down and fitted with crowns.
Like dentures, dental bridges ride above the gums, leaving the bone and gums beneath unstimulated and prone to deterioration.
The space under bridges is also a convenient spot for bacteria, plaque, and tartar to develop.
With implants, these problems are dealt with – implants stimulate gums and bone, are easily cleaned, and support the face.
Consequently, implants save you from many hours of additional treatment in the future, and unlike dentures and bridges, rarely need a replacement!
Should I shop around for cheap implants?
The best answer is, “perhaps a little”. Price is undoubtedly one element to take into account when choosing a cosmetic dental practice.
However, it should not be the only consideration or the primary one.
What you should be searching for is a dentist who can be trusted to do a great job resulting in dental implants that will last a lifetime and look great.
There are no substitutes for experience and skill when getting dental implants. Each implant is a bit different – in some cases, prior treatment is required, such as bone implants.
In addition, the location of the implant affects price, and materials also have varied prices. There’s nothing like sitting down with your Moorabbin dentist for a consultation.
And then there’s that certain something that makes some dentists better at what they do than others.
There is no exact word for it, but it’s a combination of factors including artistry, skill, science, compassion, and experience. At Captivate Dental, we offer all of that!
Comparison-shopping among dental practices
Here are some things to consider when comparing dental implant prices.
The expense of dental implants ranges depending on the patient’s health and requirements.
However, in general, people overestimate the likelihood that dental implants will be “too” expensive.
The fact is, that over time they become more and more of a bargain- they save you from hours of treatment in the future, and unlike bridges and dentures, almost never need a replacement!
There are also new techniques like all-on-4® dental implants, which combine implant and bridging technology to make full-mouth implant tooth replacement more affordable than ever.
If you need a tooth or teeth, replaced, it’s important to visit your Captivate Dental dentists and discuss all your options.
And don’t overlook dental implants due to their perceived cost. You may discover they are far more affordable than you imagine. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Captivate Dental.
Complete Dental Care in Moorabbin!
Captivate Dental is conveniently located in Moorabbin near Brighton (near Kingston City Hall and Moorabbin Station).
We provide the highest quality care and enable patients to make informed choices. Our competent, caring staff offers value through excellent diagnostic skills and effective use of the best quality materials.
Captivate Dental provides a wide variety of preventative and cosmetic dental treatment for kids, seniors, and everyone between!
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We are located at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.