It’s your money, and you want to keep as much of it as possible. You certainly don’t want to waste it, and you’d like to make smart decisions on how you use it. In fact, whenever you are able to make those smart decisions, you’re typically able to save more money in the long run. Most financial advisors would probably remind you of two important concepts:
- Invest in quality
- Understand the potential return on your investment
Applying these concepts as you consider the cost of dental implants will ensure that you ultimately receive the smile that you desire, the high level of function that you require, and the cost savings that you prefer.
Naturally, any tooth replacement solution is better than not replacing the teeth at all. However, dentures, partials and bridges are known to have far more limitations than dental implants, and some of those limitations have financial consequences.
Tooth replacement solutions can be made from a wide range of materials. Acrylic and plastic restorations like dentures and partials are not as strong or as durable as porcelain or metal alternatives. Plus, removable restorations tend to be subjected to more wear and tear than fixed (permanent) choices like bridges and dental implants. It’s this potential for wear and tear that translates into increasing ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement costs for the rest of your life.
Tooth replacement solutions that are unable to maintain the stability of your overall oral health can also present ongoing challenges that can become inconvenient as well as costly. For example, as the jawbone begins to shrink and the gum tissue loses its tone, dentures and partials will no longer fit snugly without denture paste or denture relines. As well, fixed bridges do not extend into the bone to provide the stimulation that is necessary to prevent the bone from shrinking.
Fortunately, when you invest in dental implants, you will be investing in high quality replacement teeth that are made from the strongest available materials, teeth that do not need to be repaired or replaced, and teeth that will maintain long-term stability for better oral health.
To learn more about reducing your long-term dental costs with dental implants, contact our team at EverSmile today. Call 214-234-9143 for to schedule your visit.