A single dental implant is great when a person loses one tooth due to trauma or gum disease. However, once a person has lost most or all of his or her teeth, it is time to start looking at implant supported dentures. With implants stimulating the jawbone, they are a great restoration that will keep your mouth in good health for years to come. However, there is the issue of cost, and there are several factors that affect the final bill.
Dentures supported by implants only require four titanium posts in each arch of teeth. From there, our dentist in Chandler, AZ will either place a bar or several balls over the implants. These will hold the replacement teeth in place, so they remain firmly secure. There may be a difference in cost, so make sure to ask our dentist about which one is right for your budget.
Not everyone can receive dental implants right away. If you waited a long time to get the restoration, then there is a good chance part of your jawbone has already deteriorated due to the lack of stimulation. Gum disease can also damage the underlying jawbone. Some patients will need a bone graft or sinus lift ahead of time, which increases the total cost.
You need to get in touch with your dental insurance agency to see if they cover implant supported dentures. Not all of them do. Some may only cover a portion of the cost, so you need to know how much you can expect to pay out-of-pocket.
Get New Dentures Today
It is important to view your new dentures as an investment. It may cost a bit of money upfront, but your dental health will benefit for decades. Contact the Walden Dental Group, so Dr. William Walden can make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants.