Dental Implants have been significantly improved over the years. The procedures we’re quite dangerous in the past and the resulting implant didn’t last very long.
Fortunately, dental implants are much more durable and easier to implant now. Still, no procedure is perfect. There are a few small disadvantages that come with using them.
In this article, we’ll take a look at four of the potential disadvantages that come with dental implants. Most of these can be avoided so long as you’re careful with where you go and how well you take care of them.
If you’re interested in learning about the potential disadvantages of dental implants, then read on!
#1 – Cost
Dental implants do come at a high cost. To get good implants, (which we highly recommend) it will likely cost you between $3000 to $5000 for each implant set. (Meaning $6000 to $10000 to have all of your teeth made into dental implants)
A single implant could be somewhere between $500 and $1000. On top of that, you will also need to bond the implants to your remaining teeth, if necessary.
While the cost seems to be quite high, remember that these dental implants do not wear down easily and tend to last several decades. So, although it is a high cost, you do get your money’s worth.
On top of that, some countries allow you to use medical insurance to pay for all or most of your dental implant fees. The country you choose to have the work done in can also be a factor.
#2 – Minor Surgical Risk
As you know, every surgical procedure carries a small amount of risk, no matter how simple it is. The surgery required for dental implants doesn’t carry any major risk. However, potential reactions such as inflammation, pain, and rejection are possible.
Your gums are tested before the implants are committed. If your gum density isn’t high enough for dental implants, they may be rejected after implanting them. So long as you get everything checked first, which any authorized surgeon will do, rejection has a very low probability.
Even if the dental implant is injected, the surgeon can easily remove it and make sure your root hollow is disinfected so that no further complications will arise.
#3 – Crown Replacement
While your dental implants will last you decades, so long as you don’t get hit in the face in between, the crown will not. The crowns of your dental implants wear out after a decade or so. You will need to replace these before they completely wear out to protect your implants and gums. The crown is the part you will utilize the most in chewing, hence why it wears out faster.
#4 – Potential Scammers
The last and possibly most dangerous risk for dental implants is scammers. Some people will claim to be professional dental implant surgeons and charge lower prices for them. If you find dental implants at a much lower cost than the ones we mentioned earlier, you should be wary of their authenticity.
While you may save a few thousand dollars, those dental implants will likely break after a short time, if they work in the first place!
Scammers won’t bother you so long as you only risk getting the surgery done in a genuine location that has proof of their profession. Any clinic or individual that doesn’t have proof of their abilities should be avoided at all costs!
Your teeth are extremely important. Don’t take shortcuts to save money when it could result in permanent damage to your mouth and gums! Stay safe!