What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with Dental Implants?

With everything we do in life there is a risk involved, and we have to use all of the information given to evaluate the risks.

Welcome back to the next stage of Hartwell Dentistry’s implant blog.

We understand that choosing something like a Dental Implant needs a lot of thought and planning, we are here to help you through out this entire process.

Lets start with the disadvantages:

  1. Expensive:

An implant can be in excess of $5,000

  1. Risk of not integrating:

10% chance of the implant not being successful

  1. Long process:

A dental implant can take up to 6 months from start to finish. This is due to adequate healing time needed before moving to the next process

  1. Porcelain is a strong material:

Studies have shown, porcelain does not give the same absorbance to shock as what out natural teeth do, this may cause the crown to chip or fracture.


Now moving on to the advantages:

  1. As strong as a natural tooth:

There is no replacement as close to your natural tooth than this. A dental implant will reduce the stress placed on the surrounding teeth , it will also balance your bite

  1. Not intrusive to the surrounding teeth:

When replacing teeth with bridges often we have to treat the teeth adjacent causing trauma and unnecessary destruction

  1. Better function:

Not only will an implant help you function better when chewing, it will also improve your speech

  1. On going care:

At each routine exam or appointment with us, we will check and assess the health and status of your implant.

Those are just a few of the advantages of an implant, if you are interested in finding out more please contact us, keep posted for the next stage of this implant blog to find out exactly what treatment steps are involved.