Mr. Jackson lost all teeth when about 55 year’s old due to some hereditary periodontal disease. He then replaced the dentures he sported with the new better option: dental implants. While many people have dentures and report no discomfort, implants now, are preferred for substituting lost teeth.For Jackson, this was a good decision; replacing dentures with implants. Dental implants are straightforward. A titanium screw is placed in and prosthetic teeth secured to implants. They don’t slip like, dentures do and far healthier for bone and gums. Folks find that implants, as opposed to dentures, are much easier to maintain. But implants are expensive; just one tooth costs $3,000–$4, 500. Partial or full sets cost $20,000–$45,000!It is costly because implants need surgeon and dentist. Many visits are required to place screws and add prosthetic teeth.Still, patients find it worthwhile. Implants last a lifetime, with failure rates lower than 5%!For replacing just one tooth, it’s beneficial getting an implant.
If all your teeth need replacing, dentures will definitely be cheaper at about $2,500 for the set, both lower and upper jaw. But implants don’t move, nor mess with taste sense as dentures do.Implants protect bones as the jawbone screw tricks your body into believing you have teeth still. Implants though aren’t suitable for all patients, especially smokers or people with bone loss.You’ve lost a tooth. If opting for bridge-work, you need to know that this cost about the same as an implant but more covered under insurance. Here, the dentist grinds down two teeth creating a kind of structure holding up replacement. The ground up teeth becomes vulnerable to nerve damage and decay and you might then need root canal work later. So dentures are out, implants are in, in spite of costs.