One of the most significant consequences of tooth loss is resorption, or deterioration, of the bone that previously surrounded the missing teeth. Dental implant treatment is the only tooth replacement option that preserves bone.
Replacing teeth with bridges and partials compromises the long term health of the teeth adjacent to space resulting from tooth loss. Dental implant treatment is the only tooth replacement option that preserves the health of the adjacent teeth.
Documented clinical studies demonstrate that dental implant treatment has the highest success rates long-term of any treatment option – over 95% for 40-50 years. While bridges and partials fail over time, the success rates for dental implants remain consistent long-term.
Since dental implant treatment does not compromise the health of other teeth, it is the most cost effective method of tooth replacement long-term. Bridges and partials fail over time, necessitating revisions, replacement, and sometimes additional extensive treatment, which can be expensive.