CONSIDERING 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 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.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods often require repair or replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
JAW BONE HEALTH
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, reducing potential problems in the future.
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.
FINANCING FOR 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.
Every insurance carrier and every treatment plan is different therefore we encourage you to speak with our financial coordinator to help you inquire on your coverage.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
In order to receive an accurate price quote, please schedule a consultation. This will allow the Dr Edwards to examine you and put together a personalized treatment plan which will include the fees involved. Our finance coordinator will then help you make any necessary inquiries to your insurance provider. Please call us at 506-852-3007 to schedule your consultation.