If you have missing or damaged teeth, you know it can be hard to deal with both physically (eating and speaking) and emotionally (self esteem and confidence). Maybe you’ve heard that dental implants are a great option, but are concerned about the cost associated with the procedure. If that’s the case, there are some things to consider — dental implants just might be more affordable than you think!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement system for lost or severly damaged teeth. The procedure surgically places an anchor into the jawbone, which provides a solid base for an artificial tooth, or teeth, which are later attached. One of the main benefits of this procedure is that the implant and artificial tooth will stimulize the bone during chewing to prevent its future deterioration.
Dental implants are also extremely comfortable and natural in appearance. They look and feel more natural than some of the more traditional solutions for replacing teeth, such as bridges or crowns. Unlike their counterparts, dental implants don’t slip or shift and are easy to care for—no different, in fact, than natural teeth!
How Dental Implants Save Money Over Time
At first glance, dental implants appear to be more costly than similar options such as bridges or crowns. Many find it surprising that in the long run, dental implants are usually more cost effective. There’s a lot of value associated with what you get along with your dental implants. Here are some things to consider.
- The initial cost of dental implants includes a lot of time with an experienced dentist and technically advanced restorations—the initial exam and planning, placement of the implant itself, and follow-up visits are all included. The procedure itself requires time, expertise, and a lot of planning and preparation.
- Dental implants last decades and require minimal maintenance, while crowns and bridges are strong, they do not replace the tooth completely and will eventually need replacement or restoration work. The cost adds up over time—not to mention, you spend more of your time in that dental chair paying and may still suffer from problems associated with bone loss.
So while there’s more cost upfront with dental implants, the savings you realize over time with dental implants are almost always greater than other traditional methods of replacing teeth.
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Since dental implants provide a more permanent solution to missing teeth, are comfortable and natural looking, and require almost no maintenance, they are end up being a cost-effective solution for most patients. If you think dental implants might be the right choice for you, contact Dr. Bandary at our Woodland Hills dental office today to schedule a consultation!