The pros and cons of implants The pros and cons of implants

Before opting for a dental implant, it is important to be informed about the procedure and the consequences that artificial teeth can have on your health.

According to the National Dentistry Academy of Argentina, if left untreated, gum injuries can cause infections in other parts of the body, and tooth problems can cause a chain reaction that affects the surrounding teeth. That is why, when the damage to teeth is very serious, you can consider the possibility of resorting to options such as dental implants.

How does an implant work?

In a dental implant, a special screw is placed in the jawbone where the original tooth is missing (which can occur due to illness, a fractured tooth or a trauma) or when it becomes necessary to remove a natural tooth (due to destruction caused by cavities).

Advantages

  •       They are permanent and long-lasting.
  •       They are more cost-efficient due to their ability to last for so many years.
  •       They fit naturally and do not cause discomfort.
  •       They look like natural teeth.
  •       They require minimal treatment.
  •       They do not affect adjacent teeth.

Disadvantages

  •       Ask for a quote before making a decision.
  •       There is a possibility that the bone will reject the implant (this is very rare).
  •       In rare cases, surgery can cause pain, swelling or bleeding.
  •       Damage to the nerves of adjacent muscles can occur if proper technique is not used.
  •       Higher chances of infection due to fractures.

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