In recent decades, dental implants have become increasing popular amongst Americans. Currently, there are at least 3 million Americans with them, and the number of people going through with the procedure is consistently rising. This means that there are a lot of people spending money on the implants, so it’s important to know the correct costs and what prices you’ll be expected to pay for the procedure. We want to make the implant process as smooth and transparent as possible for you by informing you early on about what you need to know about dental implant pricing.
Range on Cost of Dental Implants
Because no two patients are alike, a universal cost can’t be placed on dental implants and there are also other factors included such as appointments, additional procedures needed, and more. As a general guideline, the cost to replace a single tooth with an implant is in the range of $3000 to $4,500 for something that is expected to have a life expectancy of 20 years or more.
As dental implants become more mainstream, you’ll want to be leery of the “cost efficient” advertisements and plans out there because your wellbeing is more important than anything. Many of these affordable solutions, including dental insurances, don’t cover other essential components necessary for proper implants and aren’t as flexible with patients’ needs. Before we even start on any conversations about a procedure, we will work with you to see what is cost-efficient for you and how we can accommodate your price range to give you the full experience: not something partial.
Difference Between Porcelain and Zirconia Implants
Thanks to modern dental technology, replacement tooth structures are now constructed of porcelain and zirconia. Choosing a porcelain replacement means you will be getting a tooth that is styled much like the traditional crown and bridge. Because of this, they will last a long time and their aesthetic appearance won’t change severely over time compared to other materials. They also can be customized to fit any look or style desired, but if damaged, can be expensive and difficult to repair.
Zirconia is one of the newer materials on the market for dental implants. Its durability level is very high, which means the chance of you damaging it is less likely to happen. A tooth made out of zirconia also can be beautiful, but this depends on the dental provider. Customizing a zirconia implant takes a lot of time and experience and if one does get damaged, the cost to get it fixed can be pricy.
You will want to talk to us about which one would work best for you depending on your health circumstances, oral hygiene routine, and how often you visit us for cleanings. We want to make sure that you make the best choice possible for your lifestyle without it causing further inconveniences.
Benefits of Implants
We’ve heard from many of our patients about how the initial price of dental implants scared them a bit because they weren’t sure if the entire procedure would work if they were going to invest the full amount of money. Fortunately, they discovered that dental implants are one of the best commitments for a lifetime of strong, natural teeth.
Dental implants have been proven superior over dentures and other appliances not only for how realistic they are but for how they can improve any teeth shifting or alterations with your facial structure. Missing teeth causes the other teeth in your mouth to move around, which can result in a different bite, eating issues, or a sunken facial appearance. By investing in implants, you can gain your confidence back internally and externally.
Missing teeth can cause major health issues such as bone loss. When a tooth is not replaced, the jawbone in the empty space slowly deteriorates because there is nothing filling the hole to stimulate it. Dental implants allow the jawbone to recuperate and restore itself completely so bone loss won’t have to be a reason to come back in the future.
If you have any questions about dental implant costs and what the prices entail, you can contact us at (954) 686-5729