Last year, no one would have predicted the complex confluence of factors that we’re facing now, including the pandemic and the resultant economic uncertainty. These are the times that make all decisions more complicated, including deciding what to do about a lost tooth.
But if you are looking for the tooth replacement option best suited for times of uncertainty, you are looking for dental implants. Here’s why.
Long-Lasting or Permanent
One of the best things about dental implants is that they are very long-lasting. The implant itself is essentially permanent, and the crown or bridge on top of the implant will last 10-30 years, with repair, adjustment, or replacement about once a decade.
Compare that to a traditional partial denture, which might need adjusting about every six months for optimal function and rarely lasts more than ten years. Bridges usually don’t need adjustment, but they don’t last as long as implants, either.
Looking at an uncertain future where dental access could be irregular, it’s best to have a long-term restoration in your mouth.