Dental implants are one of the most common restorative treatments in dentistry, especially for those who have one or more missing teeth. But, like every dental treatment, there are a few aspects to consider when thinking about cost and comparing quotes.
How long do you want your restorative treatment to last? The quality of your oral appliance can impact its functionality and life cycle.
While traditional dental bridges or dentures may be more inexpensive, they often do not last very long, requiring repair or replacement every five to 10 years. High-quality dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and use.
How healthy is your jawbone? The bone structure of your jaw is the foundation of our smile. If you have had bone loss due to tooth removal or if your jawbone has degenerated beneath your denture or bridge, you may need to undergo an additional bone grafting procedure to restore the health of your jaw.
However, with dental implants, the implant post itself is fused with the jawbone, which stimulates growth and strengthens the overall structure of your jaw. This prevents problems in the future and preserves the natural strength of your smile.
Quality of Life
Dental implants look and function like a natural tooth. With them, you can enjoy your normal eating and speaking habits, without the worry of your teeth falling out that you may experience with traditional dentures. Dental implants are a long-term investment, both financially and for your quality of life.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
Comparing quotes can be a process involving multiple dental professionals and different steps. It is important to consider the cost of each step as you go about your vetting process.
These steps include:
- Office visits and exams
- Tooth Extractions
- Bone Grafting
- Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
- Placement of the dental restoration (the “dental crown”)
- X-rays and pre/post-operative care
We suggest first checking with your insurance provider to see if dental implants are covered, partially or in full.
Should you need it, there are third-party lenders that offer no-interest or low-interest loans for dental or medical procedures, such as dental implants.
Dental implants can have a positive impact on your oral health, physical appearance and confidence as you go about your life. If you are interested in a quote from Implants and Oral Surgery PC for dental implants in Fort Worth and Granbury, Texas, feel free to call our office and schedule a consultation with our oral surgeons, Dr. Eduardo Humes or Dr. Diana Reyes Lois.