While dental implants have been heralded as one of most effective solutions for missing teeth for decades, many people consider them a relatively new concept. You probably didn’t give them much thought until they became a necessary part of your dental health and wellness. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points to be kept in mind.
Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental Implants Cost Less Over the Longterm
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 that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
What’s the Cost of 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.
How to Compare 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 titanium root (the “dental implant”)
- Placement of the crown
- X-rays, pre/post operative care
What Are the Financing Options for Dental Implants?
For starters, check with your dental insurance provider to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover. In addition, there are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
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. The only way to receive an accurate price quote 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 604-336-0958 to schedule your consultation.