If you’ve recently lost teeth, dental implants represent your best solution for permanent tooth replacement. Traditionally, full arch replacement has been done with dentures and bridges have been used for short spans of missing teeth, but implants can support both replacement needs, providing most patients with a permanent option. Both dentures and implants eventually need replacement, and neither imitates the action of natural teeth in the jaw well enough to prevent all the tissue changes that happen after tooth loss. Implants can do that, and your dentist recommends them whenever possible because of that.
Cost Factors Affecting Implant Placement
You might have seen a wide variety of price quotes when researching the cost of implants. That’s because there are a lot of things that can influence the cost, including extra procedures some patients need before they are ready for the implants to be installed.
- Treatment to halt gum disease infections
- Tissue grafts to restore lost gum tissue
- Jaw bone grafts
- Reinforcement surgeries for the sinuses
In addition to the costs that can be added from these treatments, one’s insurance coverage and copay structure has a profound effect on the cost to the patient.
Restore Your Smile Before Summer
If you’ve recently lost teeth, a prompt replacement will help keep you from the tissue loss that leads to additional treatments being needed before implants can be installed. Don’t wait. Dental implants are strong, they’re permanent unless they’re damaged, and they help restore your clarity of speech while allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods.
If you have questions about the implant installation process or you’re wondering what additional treatments you might need, the best way to find out is to schedule a consultation. Contact our office during regular business hours and talk to the staff about scheduling your consultation. They will be able to work with you to find a good time promptly, so you can get back to your regular routine with a happy, healthy smile.