How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
- What contributes to the cost of dental implants?
- How long do dental implants last?
- How is the jaw affected by missing teeth?
- How can dental implants improve my quality of life?
- How do I compare dental implant quotes?
- Can I finance my dental implants?
- How do I schedule my dental implant consultation?
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What contributes to the cost of dental implants?
Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept.
When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth-replacement methods such as bar-attached dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.
How long do dental implants last?
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years and can often be more expensive over time.
Dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
How is the jaw affected by missing teeth?
Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face.
This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
How can dental implants improve my quality of life?
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money but also in terms of quality of life.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.
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How do I compare dental implant quotes?
There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:
- Exams/office visits
- Tooth/root extraction
- Bone grafting
- Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
- Placement of the crown
- X-rays, pre/post-operative care
Can I finance my dental implants?
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet.
A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
How do I schedule my dental implant consultation?
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a free consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at Steven C. Albright, DDS Phone Number 210-490-4044 to schedule your consultation.
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