The dental implants are made of medical grade titanium which gives them unsurpassed strength and stability. The titanium part of the implant will be fitted into the jaw bone and will start fusing nicely with the bone there.
The dental implants are also considered a permanent type of restoration, as opposed to the dental crowns or bridges which are only temporary restorations.
In fact, the dental implants can also be considered the most affordable and efficient solution for missing teeth. Think of it that dental crowns need to be replaced approximately every 10 years.
Now if you need to replace the crowns 4 times during your lifetime, with each crown costing $1,000, you will pay out practically $4,000 for one dental crown during your lifetime. A dental implant which is permanent, costs only approximately $3,600.
The dental implants help you avoid jaw bone density loss. The titanium part will fuse with your bone and thus you will get a very solid structure, and the bone will not get weaker throughout the years.
With dental crowns, the tooth of the root is not replaced as efficiently as in the case of dental implants. Dentures can also cause a lot of discomfort. As your natural jaw bone arch shrinks, the dentures will not fit well after a few years.
This means that your dentures will start shifting within the mouth, so you cannot speak correctly, eat, drink or smile without being embarrassed that your teeth will “come off”. The dental implants are there to stay solidly rooted, and they will never cause you such problems.
With dental implants the need for a dental adhesive is eliminated forever, and nobody will even be able to tell whether you are wearing dental implant or are these natural teeth.
However, not everyone can become a candidate for dental implants. For example, if you struggle with a weak jaw bone density, you will need bone grafting first, allow the area to heal nicely for a few months and implants can be placed only afterwards.
The titanium implant needs a steady and dense bone structure in order to be fitted correctly. Otherwise, if the implant is fitted into a weak jaw bone, within a period the dental implant will fall out.
This is why it so important to choose yourself a dentist who is highly experienced and a true professional in such dental implant treatments.
Dental implants are not covered by insurance, but then dental crowns are also generally covered in a very small percentage. It is definitely worth making a financial effort to get dental implants instead of opting for dental crowns or bridges which will not be a permanent solution to your problem.