January 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again, and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. If you have been putting off dental implants, there are a lot of good reasons to think about making a change. Not only have they become more sophisticated and easier to place over time, more insurance companies are covering the procedure.

Advantages of Implants

Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman has worked with many patients seeking implants as a permanent solution to preserve their smiles after the loss of one or more teeth. Patients choose dental implants for a variety of reasons.

  • Implants are permanent
  • Anchors are strong and stable
  • Improved oral health
  • Many patients report easier and clearer speech
  • Improved comfort
  • A fully restored smile

In the past, some patients did not qualify as candidates for implants because of loss of tissue in the jaw due to advanced periodontal disease. Today, it’s possible to graft in the additional support needed to overcome that tissue loss in many cases, making more people than ever candidates for implant procedures.

Implant Costs

Some patients are concerned about the cost of implants, and about whether their insurance will cover them. While you will have to speak with your insurance company representatives to understand your coverage, implant costs have stabilized a lot over the last decade. Depending on the amount of work to be done and the amount of preparation the jaw needs, implants can sometimes even be the less expensive option over a lifetime.

Since the costs for dental implants are so variable and so dependent on the patient’s oral health, the best way to give yourself the gift of a new smile in the New Year is to talk to Dr. Breiterman about your case. Contact our office in Wayne, NJ to set up an appointment and learn if implants are the right choice to restore your smile!



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