Great question, so many people ask about the advantages of dental implants, so let’s look at the DISADVANTAGES.
Cost is often given as the biggest disadvantage, for sure the cost is usually much higher at the beginning of treatment however if you take the lifetime of the dental implant then the lifetime cost is often much lower than a dental bridge.
Hygiene. You still need to look after a dental implant, just because it’s not natural tooth doesn’t mean that you can ignore it. Implants can still become infected like a natural tooth and so regular daily cleaning is required. Depending on the design of the implant this can sometimes be more fiddly and take longer than cleaning natural teeth.
Loss of feedback. Because a dental implant doesn’t have any unlike a natural tooth, it means you can to get less feedback about how hard you are biting. This means you could break the restoration on top of the dental implant I biting too hard. Your dentist will give you advice on how to avoid this.
We’ve written many times in the past about the advantages of dental implants, we hope you find this post useful.
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