Cost of Dental Implants Broomall PA
Dental implants are a popular solution in the world of cosmetic or restorative dentistry. They are used to replace teeth that either were not present at birth, teeth you’ve lost due to decay or some type of accident, or teeth that have been extracted by a dentist.
There are many reasons why people choose implants over other forms of cosmetic dentistry. The most important is that they look, feel, and act like your normal teeth. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to take them out and care for them, and you don’t have to worry about them slipping out. They are a more permanent solution that you can take care of the same way you would your other teeth.
Implants are built to last, and they can actually help to protect your facial bones and other teeth.
While dental implants are often a great solution for those with missing teeth, their quality and ability to restore your smile does come with a price. But, don’t automatically assume that you can’t afford dental implants. That’s a mistake far too many people make, and their oral health suffers, as a result.
So, what is the actual cost of dental implants? What can you expect from start to finish when it comes to how much you’ll have to pay?
Consider the Cosmetic Comparisons
When you’re considering the cost of dental implants, it’s important to look at your other options. If you’re missing teeth, you’ve probably also done some research on things like dentures, a bridge, or a crown. You may have also considered leaving the problem untreated.
Unfortunately, all of those decisions can end up costing you more money, in the long run.
Dentures can end up costing thousands of dollars from start to finish, and even with the best care, they usually need to be replaced every few years. Bridges or crowns often also need to be replaced, and they can still put you at risk of bone loss or other types of decay. That can end up costing more money if you have to come back for more procedures. Of course, that’s the problem with leaving your condition untreated. The worse it gets, the worse your oral health will become. When you finally do decide to get treatment, it’s likely to be much more expensive, and you may even need a full-mouth reconstruction.
Because dental implants have a 95% success rate, they are an investment you can trust. Not only will they give you back a radiant smile, but they can also protect your jaw bone and surrounding tissue, so there is less risk of having to worry about other procedures in the future.
What is the Average Cost?
There are many factors to consider when looking at the average cost of a dental implant. Again, compared to other procedures and the longevity of the implants, it’s an investment that will pay for itself very quickly.
The reality is, dental implants are priced differently by each dentist, and the cost is typically figured based on your individual needs. No two cases are exactly alike, it’s unlikely that any dentist will be able to give you an exact price before getting started.
The best thing you can do is to discuss your treatment (and your options) with your dentist. Again, while they may not be able to give you an exact cost immediately, the breakdown of a treatment plan will help you to see what the cost of implants covers, and why it is such a worthwhile investment.
What Are the Factors to Consider?
Again, there are different elements to think about when it comes to dental implants. Your procedure(s) may cost more or less depending on some of the following factors:
- The number of teeth that have already been lost
- Any additional teeth that require extraction
- Which teeth need to be replaced with implants
- The presence of any disease or infection
- Strength of your gums
- Any bone grafting that might be required
- The condition of the socket if the tooth has been gone for a while
Other factors to consider include implant materials and any other procedures that might need to take place. Dr. Sander I. White will do a full assessment and consultation before performing any procedures, so you will know exactly what to expect, what the state of your oral health is, and what needs to be done in order to restore your smile.
What to Expect From Dental Implant Procedures
When you choose to get dental implants, you’re getting much more than that, which adds to the value of the implant itself. Most implant procedures require X-rays, impressions, cleanings, tooth manufacturing, and even extractions when needed. You’ll also have to consider the fact that your implants will need to be made.
Implants are meant to look just like your actual teeth. That requires prosthetic tooth manufacturing. You wouldn’t want the implants to look drastically different from your natural teeth. So, there is no “one size fits all” option. You’re getting a custom implant, which can require hours of detailed work.
It’s also important to consider any aftercare or follow-up appointments you might need after your implants are installed. That will all be included in your treatment plan and in the overall cost of that plan.
Dr. White prides himself and his practice on making things as transparent as possible. If you’ve been considering dental implants or you know that you need to do something about your missing teeth, feel free to contact our office today. A member of our team will be happy to schedule an initial consultation for you. At that consultation, you can learn more about your options and what would be the best solution for your teeth. As always, feel free to ask any questions you might have. You should feel as comfortable as possible, no matter what you decide to do.