Dental Implants versus Traditional Restorations
In this video, Dr. Khodabakhsh explains the advantages of choosing implant-supported restorations over traditional bridges and dentures. Dental implants provide McKinney patients with unmatched comfort, stability, and convenience. Best of all, implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, enhancing your oral health and quality of life.View transcript
Hello, this is Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh, welcome to my youtube channel, I often get asked about what are the benefits of getting a dental implant versus something else for missing tooth. And, you know, there are many reasons are pros and cons that I want to go over with, you know, the cheapest option would be a partial, you know, a partial is a removable appliance that you would have to take in and out, you know, especially at nighttime you work during the day you eat with it, you chew with it, you know, it serves a job of replacing a tooth, but you know, what most of my patients usually tell me is that it's not the most comfortable thing to have in their mouth, you know, it tends to be a little bit bulky, but it is the cheapest option. And sometimes a partial can also be used as a transition between someone that just lost a tooth until they're waiting for something else, whether it's a Dental Bridge, or you know, a dental implant, the next level up would be a Dental Bridge, a Dental Bridge often involves two adjacent teeth next to a missing space. And that space, you know, could have been there many years or you know, just recently, 01:13 tooth was just recently extracted. And when you had that done, you know you have to shave down the adjacent teeth. That's usually not a pleasant thing to have done. patients usually don't like to have that done. But because of the costs, you know, some people want to get it done just because of the cost. But it does serve the purpose of that it's something fixed in their mouth that does not have to come out at all, you know, one of the other pros about it is that it's cheaper, like I already mentioned, one of the major cons of that is the fact that you know, people have to floss under and between the bridge and that can be cumbersome, you know, having to do that for many years. And you know, sometimes people have some periodontal issues, gum issues around the teeth if they're not able to clean it properly. So that usually is one of the things I usually see. The third option and the option that I usually recommend to patients, if they're a good candidate for is a dental implant. Now the biggest con that usually our patients on mentioned to us and we tell them is the cost, you know, upfront the costs are usually a little bit more expensive than having a Dental Bridge done, but it's also one of the few things in dentistry that can last actually your whole lifetime. And you know, once we have a dental implant placed, it's a single tooth replacement so let's say you have a tooth, you had recently pulled for whatever reason, we can place it implant into a site the same day in most cases. And in as little as three months. We can restore that with actual crown over that you know with an abutment and you can chew with it, it does not come out it's screwed in and you can chew on it just like a natural tooth and flossing it is just like flossing between your natural teeth, it is a lot easier. At some point Dental Implant Center we offer all these options based on your financial situations. And if you have more questions about this topic, please visit us at summitpointdental.com or give us a call. We'd be happy to answer them.