When comparing the cost of dental implants to other restorations like crowns or dentures, you may be a little concerned about the discrepancy in price. While it's true that dental implants initially cost more than other dental restorations, their payoff is much greater over the long term. At Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe, KS, Dr. Anthony Marengo, Dr. Jacob Sylvester and Dr. Jay Morris, offer dental implants as a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Here's why these restorations just make good sense (and cents!).
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed to be permanent restorations. By following the simple care instructions from your Olathe dentist, dental implants will never need to be adjusted, repaired or replaced. Dentures, crowns and bridges, however, will inevitably require some form of reconstruction in order to maintain their stability, and the initial cost of them does not cover these adjustments. This means that over time, the cost of the less-stable restorations will be the same or more than the initial cost of dental implants from your dentist.
You're likely aware of the cleaning ritual that goes along with wearing dentures; they must be removed and brushed with a special paste and soaked in a cleaner overnight to maintain hygiene and performance. This daily routine can be inconvenient, especially if you are away from home. However, dental implants only need the same type of cleaning you give to your natural teeth - brushing, flossing and twice-yearly checkups with your Olathe dentist.
Enjoying your favorite foods can be a challenge when you have dentures, crowns or bridges to consider. However, eating normally is no problem when you're wearing dental implants. They are securely affixed into the jawbone, giving them unprecedented durability.
If you think your time, money and lifestyle are worth dental implants, you're right! Contact Esthetic Enhancement in Olathe, KS for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists today.