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Do you know what you can do to deal with badly broken or decayed teeth? Have you weighed the benefits of crowns, bridges, and implants? Have you been concerned because of how expensive implants are? If so, we invite you to read on to see more about the short-term and long-term benefits of implants.

With implants, you can immediately enjoy a natural-looking smile. In fact, your implant will be shaped to match the tone, size, and shape of your other teeth. Similarly, implants will feel and function like your natural teeth—meaning you’ll be able to chew and speak comfortably. And like your natural teeth, implants are very hard and durable. If implants are well cared for, they can last more than 25 years. In reality, if you care for them properly, you may only need one set in your lifetime.

When comparing your restoration options, please account for the longevity and durability of implants. Your implants will require little maintenance once they’ve been placed.  Conversely, restorations like crowns or bridges may need to be replaced eventually. This additional work can ultimately be more expensive than an implant.

In essence, an implant will function as well as any of your other replacement options and may ultimately be less expensive. Still, please speak with your dentist before you make a decision. A dentist will be able to recommend the treatment that best meets your needs.

If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.