Dental Implants: An investment worth smiling about
The dental implant cost constitutes a significant investment in the present and future state of your dental health, beautiful smile and largely the quality of life. There are a staggering number of people who suffer from oral diseases that cause tooth loss, and ultimately in a state of not having a single original tooth left! But, whether you have lost a single tooth to decay/accidental trauma or are facing an immediate future of complete tooth loss due to gum disease, experienced implant dentists can offer you advanced digitalised dental implant with unparalleled solutions.
So how much do dental implants cost? That is a great question and one that has many answers. Over the years that I have placed dental implants I can tell you that the costs vary quite a bit depending on many different criteria and situation.
Just like any other expertise it is up to the dentist to keep up with the current and all future technological developments in implant dentistry. This largely means looking at techniques and systems that have been around for at least a few years to ensure that they are verified and well-proven. The conscientious Implant dentist wouldn’t use his/her patients as a part of the learning curve in the field of implant dentistry.
Although there are clear benefits to having dental implants, beware of shopping around to get “Low-Cost Implants”. As implant dentistry is an unregulated area of cosmetic dentistry, and many general dentists are attempting to place implants without adequate training, skills or experience.
The first thing to remember is that when a dental implant is used to replace a tooth, there are 2 separate charges. One charge is for the actual tooth implant and the second charge is for the crown. Many patients get confused by this and are sometimes misled by dentists promoting very inexpensive implants. In many cases, dental practices advertise cheap dental implants to attract patients and then overcharge them for the implant crown. So, in the end, that very “inexpensive” implant you paid for was really not that cheap.
Another very important thing to consider with dental implants is the quality and quantity of the existing bone. In order to have a dental implant placed, you must have enough bone to hold the titanium post. In some cases, when teeth have been missing for a long time or when an infection is present, there will not be enough bone present to strongly hold the implant. In these cases, bone must be regrown prior to placement of the dental implant. Without this extra bone, the implant will not be sturdy enough to survive the vast amount of forces produced during the chewing of food.
The price of dental implants may seem very discouraging to many people, but at Lane Ends Aesthetic & Implant Centre, with many options to help you get your teeth back. We offer financing plans allowing you to have affordable and convenient monthly payments. We also have 0% financing options available as well.
If you have any questions regarding dental implants, please call our treatment coordinator ; Yvonne on 01772 – 726932 .