Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
Restoring your smile with Dental implants has 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. While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. These older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, therefore they become more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime! Published studies have shown that 60% of traditional bridges remain present after 15 years, compared to dental implants an incredible 92-95% of which are still functioning after 15 years with proper placement from an Oral Surgeon.
Jaw Bone Health
Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone disappears. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, the bone these types of prosthesis is disappearing. 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, modern dental implants actually fuse to the jaw bone and stimulate growth and health.
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 or other removable prosthesis.
Comparing 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 dental implant
- Placement of the temporary prosthesis
- Placement of the final restoration
- X-rays, pre/post operative care
Financing for 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. Our Dental Implant Coordinator will help assist you throughout the implant process. 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.
Schedule Your Consultation
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation. Please call us at Arizona Center For Implant, Facial & Oral Surgery Phone Number 623-931-9197 to schedule your consultation.