One of the persistent misconceptions about dental implants is that they are too expensive. Perhaps you have considered implants but think the price is too steep. In this post from Maria Cielo Adjemian, DDS, PhD, we’ll talk about the cost of dental implants.
Look At The Big Picture
A permanent dental implant is not cheap, it is a significant treatment. But you need to look at the whole picture when comparing dental implants to alternative restoration options.
Dentures Aren’t A Once-and-Done Solution
There are many kinds of conventional dentures and a broad range of price points. While the upfront price of dentures may be less, they need regular relines and occasional replacement.
A Dental Bridge May Not Last As Long
Dental bridges aren’t designed to last as long as dental implants. They typically last from 7 to 10 years with proper care. An issue with dental bridges is that it is often difficult to clean under and around them. Because of this, some dental bridge patients develop cavities in adjacent teeth. Restoring decayed teeth can be a collateral expense if the patient doesn’t adequately clean the teeth and gums around the bridge.
Implants Are A Long-Term Solution
Implants last much longer. Though implant manufacturers won’t allow us to promise that the implant will last indefinitely, with proper oral hygiene and twice-yearly dental visits, they can be a permanent solution. We have patients whose implants are doing fine even though they have been in place beyond the estimated life span. We invite you to schedule an implant consultation. We can discuss your oral condition and how long you can expect dental implants to last.
It’s important to understand that the crown placed on the abutment may not last as long as the post. A crown is constructed to last from 10 to 15 years.
Can You Put A Price On Beautiful Teeth That Function Like Your Natural Teeth?
Dental implants provide near-natural function and look identical to natural teeth. Implants don’t have the drawbacks of dentures. They don’t slide around, restrict taste, or irritate gums.
Can You Put A Price On Your Face?
Implants guard against bone loss that changes the shape of the face, causing the cheeks and chin area to sink. Bone loss can make you look far older than your years.
Implants Are A Worthwhile Investment
The implant patients at Maria Cielo Adjemian, DDS, PhD believe durable dental implants are a worthwhile investment because they have such a profound effect on quality of life. We also offer family dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.
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