Pros & Cons of Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth? Wishing there was a way to replace your missing teeth permanently? With dental implants from Renken Dentistry in Georgetown, you can! We are proud to offer dental implants for patients who are interested in replacing one or more missing teeth. However, before you call to schedule your appointment, there are some factors you may want to take into consideration.

Pros

There are many treatments that may be considered for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges or dentures. However, these treatment options typically aren’t as stable and can result in other complications. In comparison to these other treatment options, dental implants have a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Corrects bite/eating issues
  • Corrects speaking issues
  • Feel, look and function like a natural smile
  • No need for adhesives
  • Will not come loose
  • No need for a special diet
  • With proper dental care, they can last a lifetime

Cons

In comparison to other treatment options for tooth replacement, there are few drawbacks to dental implants. However, dental implants may not be the perfect option for everyone. They can be quite a bit more costly and may not be covered by some dental insurance plans. Those with significant bone loss may also not be candidates without bone grafting and other invasive procedures.

Considerations Before Dental Implant Surgery

There are certain conditions or lifestyle choices that can complicate dental implant surgery and prevent the procedure from being successful. These conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Jaw Radiation Treatment
  • Gum Disease
  • Tobacco Use
  • Alcoholism

Interested in dental implants to help restore your smile? Have questions about the procedure or whether you are a candidate? Contact our Georgetown dental office today!