The problem with cheap dental implants is that they prove the adage ‘you get what you pay for’. High quality dental implants that are placed by a suitably skilled and experienced dental practitioner and that are well maintained, can very well last for the rest of your lifetime. And when you consider the amount of time, effort, planning and money that is invested into a dental implant procedure, it doesn’t make sense to take any risks that could jeopardise the outcome of your procedure.
Dental implants enjoy a very high success rate and typically have a predictable outcome. Eligible patients can expect a success rate of 90 to 95%, and the success of an implant procedure is dependant on various factors including
- The patient’s age
- The length and diameter of the implant
- The region of the implant site.
While you may not be overjoyed at the cost of dental implants in Australia, it’s also worth noting that the implant comprises only a fraction of the total cost of your treatment plan. Trying to cut corners on the cost of the implant that should be in your mouth for decades is counterproductive.
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try Cheap Dental Implants
Insufficient clinical data
When you invest in high quality implants you are also contributing to decades of research and development, which is instrumental in creating long lasting, durable implants. Cheaper dental implants do not have a track record of success and insufficient clinical data for us to feel confident making use of them.
Failure to osseo-integrate
Your dental implant must integrate with your jaw bone in order for it to be secure. Cheap dental implants made from inferior materials may not osseo-integrate, ultimately leading to dental implant failure.
Lack of guarantee
Cheap dental implant manufacturers do not offer a guarantee on their products – which is already an indication that they can’t be expected to last.
Understanding The Real Value Of Dental Implants
While the initial outlay for dental implants is higher than other types of tooth replacement like dentures and bridge work, they do not incur any additional maintenance costs over time.
All you need to do is brush and floss as you would your natural teeth. dentures do need special adhesive, relining and replacement on a regular basis. While these items may not look very expensive at first glance, when you add up what you spend over the years of wearing dentures you may be surprised at the final figure.
They are also permanent and the closest you can come to natural teeth.
Dental implants do not cause any damage or loss to the adjacent teeth or jaw bone either. Wearing dentures results in bone loss and having bridge work wears down the adjacent teeth and both scenarios can lead to more expensive complications later on.
Don’t Take A Risk With Cheap Dental Implants
Any risks that you take with your dental implant surgery can increase your chance of dental implant failure. Sometimes it is possible to remove and replace a dental implant, but other times (such as when an infection presents) the damage can be irreversible and you may need to consider other tooth replacement options.
When it comes to dental implants, it pays to do it right the first time – and let that be the only time. If your skilled and experienced dental practitioner recommends a high quality implant over cheap dental implants as part of your treatment plan, it’s good advice that you should take.
Cheap dental implants are not worth the risk of complications or implant failure. To find out more about a dental implant procedure please get in touch with us: (02) 9158 6326