December 20, 2016

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may wonder whether dental implants are a solution that could work for you. This treatment is made up of a titanium “root” that is surgically placed in the jaw and an abutment piece that permanently joins the root to a crown. While there are other tooth replacement options that may be more immediately affordable, dental implants actually take the title as the most cost-effective treatment for missing teeth available today.

What Affects Dental Implant Cost?

There are many factors that go in to determining just how much your dental implants will cost. The entire process can be broken down into a few phases, some of which can occur during the same appointments. They usually include the following:

  • Initial consultation and examination
  • Diagnostic imaging, including panoramic x-rays
  • Initial placement appointment
  • Crown placement appointment

In some cases, additional appointments may be necessary to prepare the mouth before implants can be placed, or to adjust implants afterwards. Surgery facility fees, prescription drugs and medical professional fees may also affect the overall price.

An Investment Worth Making

While this may seem like a large expense initially, the reality is that implants last decades when properly cared for. This means when compared to other tooth replacement options that may require regular substitution, they are much more cost-effective in the long run. For example, a dental bridge may last an average of seven years. Dental implants can last a lifetime, so they literally never need to be replaced if properly taken care of. If a person receives a dental bridge at the age of 55, he or she could require three or more replacements, all of which will be an added expense. If a person chooses dental implants, they only need to be paid for once.

Contact Us Today

If you think dental implants may be right for you, contact us at Ballston Dental Arts today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Duke H. Kim. He will create an individualized treatment plan to help you regain your smile as quickly as possible.



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