Dental implants provide a lot of long-term value. With proper maintenance, they last for decades and over that time they will improve your speech patterns, appearance and ability to eat a wider variety of food. They will never slip out of place and they improve the health of jawbone tissue. Many patients end up being extremely satisfied with their investment, but naturally, people worry about the cost of dental implants.
The cost of the procedure will vary between patients, and one critical factor is the overall strength of the jawbone. The titanium implants will only be effective if there is enough tissue in the jawbone for the implant to adequately fuse with. This is known as osseointegration. If the jawbone is already weakened, then our dentist will need to perform a bone graft to strengthen the tissue before continuing with the dental implants.
The cost is also impacted by where we need to insert the implant. Implants that need to go in the front of the mouth are more difficult than replacing a molar. Matching the implant to the angle of the existing jawline is paramount, and it requires a higher attention to detail.
General Oral Health
Before proceeding with implants, Dr. Jacqueline Subka will first need to inspect the rest of your teeth and gums. If you have any cavities or inflamed gum tissue, then our dentist will first need to address those problems. There is a far greater likelihood of a successful implant procedure when the patient has a healthy mouth.
Ask About Implants at Your Next Visit
Dental insurance can sometimes cover part of the cost of dental implants so schedule an appointment at Dr. Subka’s office to see what replacement options are available to you. You can enjoy high-quality work in a relaxing atmosphere when you visit us.