Though dental implants have been successfully improving smiles for several decades, many patients find the concept new and very costly. When considering the overall cost of the procedure, there are many factors to keep in mind that make this surgery well worth its financial value.
Comparing prices between dental implants and temporary prosthesis, it is important to note the almost-permanence that implants provide. Typically, dentures and bridges only last for 5-10 years, and although they are seemingly more affordable, the cost of replacement that often may add up to the price of a surgery.
Your dental implants can last a lifetime. No need to worry about replacement or future costs; typically the procedure is completely successful for patients for over 30 years without complication.
Jaw Bone Health
Your jaw bone builds its strength and growth upon its bond with the roots of your teeth. If you have replaced missing teeth with dentures or bridges, your jaw bone will begin to deteriorate without a stimulus to attach to. This deterioration happens quickly and may result in facial distortion which may require surgery to repair down the line.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which bonds and integrates well with the jaw bone, restoring its strength and stimulating growth once again. This preserves the structure of your mouth and face, allowing you to retain both form and function.
Quality of Life
Dental implants are the closest we have come to replanting natural teeth. They allow you to eat what you like, retain the natural structure of your face and keep the same hygienic routine that you always have, brushing and flossing your teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, can be a hassle to maintain on a day-to-day basis, prevent you from eating certain foods and frequently lead to embarrassment.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
Dental implant surgery requires the work of several professionals and many examinations and pre-operative diagnosis and preparation in order to give you back your shining smile. When you compare quotes from different surgeons, be sure to factor in the following costs:
- Pre-operative exams/consultations/office visits
- Tooth/root extraction
- Bone grafting
- Dental implant(s) (how many/surgical costs)
- Placement of crown(s)
- Post-operative visits and available care
Financing Options for Dental Implants
Before considering your financial options for your procedure, be sure to consult your dental insurance on whether they cover any portion of dental implants. If the surgery is not covered by your insurance, there are many health care credit card companies offering no-or low-interest loans for medical procedures.
Dental implants are absolutely an investment in both your health and appearance. If you are interested in finding out how this procedure might improve your quality of life, call us to schedule your consultation: 818-696-4425. We will be able to accurately quote you a price based on your specific condition and the amount of implants you will need.