If you are missing one or more teeth, you have many options for replacing them. You’ve heard of the benefits of dental implants but are concerned about how much more they cost than other solutions like partials or dentures. Is there a reason for the higher price tag? And are the benefits of dental implants worth the upfront fees? Understanding exactly what goes into dental implant cost is one way you can make a more informed decision on which tooth replacement solution is right for you.
Dental Implants Are an Investment
If you’re concerned about the upfront cost, it is best to consider dental implants as a long-term investment in your smile rather than an expense. Your alternatives to dental implants, bridges and dentures, generally only have a life expectancy of 10-15 years, at which point they will need to be repaired or replaced. Over time, this ongoing maintenance will be costlier than choosing dental implants, which are designed to last decades. They will permanently restore your long-term health, function, and smile aesthetics.
Cost Varies on Your Situation
How many teeth you are missing will affect the overall cost of your treatment. However, any number of dental implants can be placed during one surgical appointment. So the cost of one dental implant will not double or triple with additional teeth you may be missing. The cost will vary if you need additional procedures such as bone grafting or tooth extractions. You’ll also be receiving the highest quality materials, which does increase cost, but further ensures your dental implants last the rest of your life!
Surgical Experience Matters
You may find cheaply priced dental implants during your research but be wary of these “too good to be true” deals. Most likely, the implant dentist is inexperienced or uses cheap materials, which could lead to dental implant failure! Our doctor, Dr. Lauren Anderson, is a board-certified periodontist, which means she has achieved a level of specialized training and experience to be considered an expert in dental implants. As a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, she remains at the forefront of new advancements in implant dentistry, including technology, techniques, and materials. Choosing Dr. Anderson for your care will mean your dental implant treatment cost will be higher than that of a local dentist. But it will also give you peace of mind knowing that your treatment will be highly personalized, with predictable and long-lasting results.
Want to Learn More?
Dr. Anderson can discuss the benefits of dental implants and what they can do for you in a personalized consultation at Anderson Periodontal Wellness. Reserve your appointment now by scheduling online or calling (248) 480-4910.