Bellflower Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
Although dental implants have been available for several decades, most patients have not heard of them and can feel lost when hearing about the procedure. When considering the potential cost of dental implants and while comparing quotes, keep these significant points in mind.
When comparing dental implants to dentures or bridges, you need to remember to consider the longevity offered by implants. Although dentures and bridges are less expensive, they typically require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, meaning they are more expensive over time. Implants, meanwhile, can last for a lifetime when properly placed, cared for, and maintained.
Jaw Bone Health
When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone slowly starts to deteriorate because the root is no longer connected. So, while a denture or bridge seems to function like a tooth, the truth is that damage is being done to the jaw bone and the structure of the face. This frequently results in distortion, which individuals might need to fix further down the road. The cost of cosmetic procedures to correct poor jaw bone health can be quite high.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium. This metal integrates with the jaw bone while also strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, decreasing the likelihood of problems arising in the future. Again, remember that you could be paying in the long term when you spring for a cheaper option like dentures or a bridge.
Quality of Life
Dental implants are a long term investment in your quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing modern individuals can have to a natural tooth. These implants mean you can eat healthy and enjoyable foods while also eliminating the day to day hassle of dentures.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
There are multiple steps and several professionals involved in placing a dental implant, so there are quite a few costs that need to be considered when creating a quote. Remember to factor in the following:
- 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
Financing for Dental Implants
First, remember to check with your dental insurance provider to see if they cover dental implants. Some companies consider dental implants a cosmetic procedure and may not cover the entire operation.
Then, consider contacting a healthcare credit company to see if you quality for a no or low interest loan for medical procedures.
Remember that dental implants are an investment in your health and not just your appearance. A full set of teeth can make the different between eating and chewing comfortable and being in pain. A full set of teeth is excellent for maintaining the contours of your face as well as being able to eat your favorite foods.
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The only way to receive an accurate price quote for your individual situation is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at 562-222-3607.