Save Your Natural Teeth And Your Savings : Choose Laser Over Implants

Maintaining your natural teeth and gums is not only better for your health and appearance, but it is also more cost-effective. Natural teeth and gums are stronger and help you maintain a natural and youthful smile. Here’s why preserving your natural teeth is easier on your wallet compared to dental implants.

The Importance of Early Treatment

Addressing gum disease early is crucial to prevent further damage to the gums and surrounding bone. When gum disease progresses, it can lead to visible bone loss and gum recession, eventually necessitating tooth extraction if not treated in the initial stages.

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Early treatment leads to predictable recovery results, and regular scaling appointments can prevent most oral diseases. Gum disease can be detected and treated with scaling and deep cleaning. If gum disease progresses, various gum therapies can be used.

Traditional vs. Laser Gum Therapy

Traditional gum therapy involves scaling and manual instrumentation to clean deep deposits in the gums. However, laser gum therapy is more advanced and precisely reaches under the gum to clear deposits without needing to elevate the gums. Laser gum therapy is minimally invasive, painless, and causes minimal bleeding. It also sterilizes the affected part of the gums, reducing the chance of reinfection. Often, laser gum therapy can save a tooth from extraction.

The Cost of Implants vs. Gum Therapy

If a tooth must be removed, a tooth implant is the best replacement option, with a success rate of up to 95%. However, there are possibilities of Dental implant failure due to infection around the implant (peri-implantitis), insufficient bone support (poor osseointegration), or excessive mechanical stress leading to implant fracture. Dentists always advise to save the natural tooth and gums rather than going for artificial dental prosthetics. Saving a tooth is more affordable, and laser gum therapy is less expensive than implant treatment. Dental implants require oral surgery to place a titanium screw into the jawbone, and the treatment time is long. The components required for a dental implant (titanium post, abutment, crown, etc.) are more expensive than those needed for laser dental treatments.

Additional Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

Laser gum therapy can often be performed without the need for additional bone grafts, even when there is bone loss. The laser helps regenerate bone formation, whereas during implant placement, bone grafting is required if the bone is found insufficient. The full process of getting dental implants can take several months as it can include tooth extraction, preparation, implantation, healing, and placement of the restoration. Laser treatments are often completed in fewer appointments compared to implants, making them a more convenient option.

Schedule your laser gum therapy appointments promptly to avoid tooth extraction. By addressing gum disease early and opting for less invasive treatments like laser gum therapy, you can preserve your natural teeth and save money in the long run. Remember, your natural teeth are always the best option!

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