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Pros & Cons of Dental Implants

June 26, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Implants,Oral Hygiene — lrfamily @ 2:13 pm

If you’re missing a tooth or needing to have one replaced, dental implants may be a good option for you to look into. There are many reasons implants are appealing options for tooth replacement, but there are also factors that need to be taken into consideration before making a decision since despite their utility, dental implants are not for everyone.

Pain experienced from eating, speaking, or daily use is often cured with dental implants. There is a very high success rate for procedures of this kind, and with regular maintenance, they have the capability to last a lifetime.

Additionally, modern tooth replacement and dental implant procedures have been common in the dental community for the past 50 years. First-rate dental implants and procedures can be expected, especially from Little Rock Family Dental Care.

There are not many drawbacks to this type of procedure, but the most prominent one is that dental implants are costly, and are are not always covered by insurance.

Additional issues are rare, but there are risks of complications from this procedure. Here is a list of potential issues from Dental Implant Cost Guide:

  • Bone not accepting the implant
  • Pain, swelling, and bleeding due to surgery
  • Nerve damage of adjacent muscles or sinus cavity
  • Infection due to breaks and looseness

Despite the severity of these potential issues, they can be greatly alleviated or even prevented by regular checkups with your dentist.


Ultimately, the choice is up to you about whether you want to commit to taking the next step towards getting dental implants. Before you do however, there are certain conditions that may prevent the success of this procedure:

  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Radiation to the jaw
  • Alcoholism
  • Uncontrolled Gum Disease
  • Smoking

The benefits of dental implants are clear, but they are not universal to everyone. A decision of this type is best taken up with your dentist. Fortunately, our team of dedicated dental professionals are ready and willing to make this decision as easy as possible for you to make. Please contact Little Rock Family Dental Care with any questions!

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