Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Implants

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  • Dental implants reduce the stress on the remaining teeth by offering independent support and retention for crowns, bridgework and overdentures.
  • Dental implants preserve natural teeth by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework.
  • Dental implants preserve bone that results in loss of jaw height and the appearance of aging.
  • Long-term data suggests that implants last longer than conventional bridgework.
  • Implants can also be used to secure removable partial and full dentures.
  • Implants will allow you to chew better and speak more clearly.
  • Implant restorations are very natural appearing and easy to clean and maintain.

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  • A surgical procedure is necessary for implant placement.
  • There may be insufficient bone for implant placement. This may necessitate bone grafting and additional expense.
  • While implant fixtures (roots) have a 95% success rate, a porcelain crown placed on the implant may still fracture with time.
  • Initial implant expense may be costly, but in the longterm, is actually more cost-effective.


John F. Carpenter, DMD, MAGD
272 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553