The cost of implants is, when compared to conventional bridges, figuratively higher but they pay off in the long run. The main advantage of implants over bridges is that the need to grind natural healthy teeth is completely eliminated. Also the adjacent healthy teeth are spared from having to share the bite forces of the missing teeth and hence last longer. Implants offsets the initial high price by preventing the future costs involved in corrective and reparative jobs that may be required with the bridges.
An implant is the ideal long-term solution for a single missing tooth because you get a tooth replacement without jeopardizing the adjacent teeth, as is done in a fixed bridge and also in case of a missing back tooth with no adjacent teeth.
Replacement of multiple teeth using dental implants with individual crowns or with an implant-supported fixed bridge provides the perfect level of fit and function and esthetics.
Replacement of full set of teeth in either upper or lower or both jaws with implants has several advantages like looking and functioning like natural teeth, more comfort and stability than conventional dentures, bone preservation, easier maintenance, long lasting and allowing retention of a more natural chewing capacity.