If you’re considering dentures or dental implants you may have a lot of information to look over. It’s a very important decision that will affect you for the rest of your life. The first major factor that anyone usually considers is cost. A lot of people who are looking for a solution to tooth loss look at dentures primarily because they do offer a low-cost solution to their problem. However, in the long run, this is very short-sighted. Before dismissing implants immediately due to cost, it’s a good idea to weigh out pros and cons and many of them do include long term costs.
While it’s true that implants cost more initially, the cost of denture maintenance over time isn’t small either. First of all you’ll need adhesives, which will help your denture plate stick to your gums and help reduce slippage. Considering that you have to use it, in most cases, daily, that becomes a regular and lifelong cost.
Secondly, you have cleaning solutions to consider. There are many different kinds, but whatever you pick, this too is a must. The cleaning solutions help break down bacteria and reduce build-up on the denture plate. Also, if you’re a smoker, it will help clean nicotine build-up and stains off the denture. This too, is a regular and life-long expense.
You’re dentures will also need to be realigned and replaced over time. Both procedures add a considerable cost to the accumulative budget that is required in denture maintenance.
Pros and Cons of Dentures
When you consider the benefits you receive with a secure, non-slipping, low-maintenance procedure like dental implants, maybe the initial cost doesn’t seem like so much when placed next to the accumulative costs and general discomfort of denture usage, maintenance and replacement.
Come in and see Dr. Matthews today for a more comprehensive look at the pros and cons. Dr. Matthews understands that budgets are a significant consideration and will not steer you in the wrong direction. He can answer any and all questions you may have and give you an open and honest consultation.