What are dental implants made of?
They are made of many different materials, but the main two these days are titanium and porcelain. With titanium,the advantages are strength as well as biocompatibility with the human body. The advantage of porcelain is that it is not only strong and biocompatible, it is also more aesthetically pleasing since it is the same color as the natural tooth.
What do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies by each individual case. This is why it is important to talk to your dentist about the best option and fully understand the benefits of treatment. The cost of treatment is usually going to be less than the cost of treating future complications caused by not addressing missing or severely damaged teeth.
Are dental implants worth it?
In most cases, yes, but it will all depend on your unique case. There are times when a bridge, or even a veneer, is going to deliver the best result instead. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced dentist who can really understand your unique situation and offer the best solution. Beware of “teeth in one day” solutions, since those teeth are most often plastic.
Veneers vs. implants?
A veneer is just the thin layer on the top of the natural tooth, which means that you keep the actual tooth underneath. An implant is an entirely new tooth built around the “implant.” The implant is a brilliant restoration if you are missing teeth or if a tooth is so badly damaged it cannot be salvaged. The main difference when considering treatment is to not replace a good tooth with an implant – only use implants to replace missing teeth or when a tooth is so badly damaged that a veneer will not provide an adequate solution.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Very safe. Due to the latest advances in technology, the dental community has learned a great deal from past “mistakes” so that all of the issues are now sorted out. From imaging and X-rays, to materials used, to the actual procedure, so much has advanced in recent years that this technology is highly safe and is here to stay.