Barrington Affordable Dental Implants
Perhaps you have lost all of your teeth and want to benefit from the security and comfort of implants instead of settling for many of the issues that come along with traditional dentures — but worry that you can’t afford it.
Implants have an advantage over dentures because they do not embarrassingly slip out or move around and they look and feel like natural teeth. Because dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, it also tricks the body into thinking that there are teeth present so it doesn’t begin the process to resorb the bone and use the minerals other places in the body. This occurs when all the teeth are removed and results in a condition known as facial collapse. Many people don’t even recognize it is happening until their lower face and jaw start looking sunken in or shriveled up.
Snap on a New Smile
You can choose a more affordable dental implant option in which Dr. Bonk will surgically place only two implants toward the front of the jaw, rather than four or six implants, making the procedure more affordable. It’s important to remember that the cost of implants is proportional to the number placed, so the snap-on-denture can cut the cost in half while still preserving jaw bone tissue around the two implants, avoiding full facial collapse.
Avoiding Dental Implant Failure
Dr. Bonk strives for quality and wants the best for his patients. He cautions that there are many things that can go wrong with dental implants… and when they do, it can lead to serious consequences. In general dentistry if something goes wrong, you may just lose a tooth. When problems arise with dental implants, the risk losing more than just a tooth.
Most dentists and patients make their best effort to avoid implant failure, however there is a natural tendency to find a shortcut or cheaper solution. This can lead to:
- Infection from poorly fitted fixtures or improper techniques
- Loose implants caused by substandard fixtures, or the implants being placed under load too soon, or placed in bone that isn’t solid enough
- Nerve impairment caused by placing the fixture in positions where they impinge on nerves, resulting in numbness, tingling and/or pain.
If you are looking for quality, affordable dental implants options, Dr. Bonk can help you get the smile you desire. Call the office or make and appointment online.