Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
There are many options for replacing teeth, but dental implants are the closest thing to a permanent and entirely comfortable option. Dental implants encourage the growth of bone and do not need to be removed at night, unlike the temporary options like dentures. When comparing costs to dentures, it is important to bear in mind that dental implants are considered a permanent tooth replacement option.
Jaw Bone Health
From a maxillofacial perspective, one of the most valuable impacts of dental implants is that they do not contribute to the deterioration of the jaw bone. When a tooth is extracted or missing, the corresponding jaw bone ceases to receive stimuli from chewing or biting and it beings to slowly deteriorate. Implants are a full tooth replacement and continue to send signals to the brain and strengthen the jaw bone.
Titanium, which is the metal used for implants, integrates with the bone, stimulates growth and strengthens the jaw bone.
Quality of Life
Because dental implants are a permanent replacement, the quality of life that they offer cannot really be measured by cost. Compared to dentures, which can cause discomfort and alter the diet and restrict the life of a patient, dental implants offer almost a full diet and can restore a mouth back to its original health.
How to Get Dental Implant Pricing
Because of the variety of procedures and patients that require dental implants, it is impossible to list a single price. Here are the some of the possible procedures required for a dental implant procedure:
- Bone Grafting
- Crown Placement
- Post-op care
- Follow-Up Appointments
The first step would be to contact your insurance provider and check what types of dental implants that they cover. Calling our office is a good way to learn what is covered and what the first steps would be to determine the price of a dental implant procedure. Dental implants should be seen as an investment in the future of the patient and a significant investment in the quality of the life of the patients.