Advantages & Disadvantages of Dental Implants

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants


As our life span increases, a permanent dental replacement like dental implants is increasingly important as we get older. While dentures and removable bridges are usually loose and unstable, dental implants provide you with dental replacements that are both natural looking and very functional. Implants look much better, and feel better, than traditional removable bridges, and offer the same force for biting as bridges that are fixed in place. Implants will last your lifetime.


Dental implants are a major investment and not without risk. The extensive use of implants can cost tens of thousands of dollars to achieve a great result. It is also a very time consuming procedure when having many implants placed. As this procedure is surgery, it is very important to research and find a well credited cosmetic dentist that you are comfortable with. For some people there are varying degrees discomfort or pain, which subsides in a couple of days. As with similar types of surgery, bruising and minor swelling might also develop shortly after the procedure. The crown (false tooth placed on top) will need to be replaced in ten to fifteen years.

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  1. Introduction to dental implants section
  2. Dental implants - an overview
  3. Who is a candidate for dental implants?
  4. Dental implants - Procedure description
  5. Types of tooth implants
  6. How much do dental implants cost?
  7. Things to consider - Advantages and disadvantages of dental implants
  8. Dental implants - Before and after photos
  9. Personal stories from people who have had dental implants
  10. Choosing the color of the dental implant crown
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