Missing or damaged teeth can create significant confidence issues, as well as oral and overall health problems. The logical solution is to get those pesky gaps fixed with dental implants. But this is not always easy because dental implants can be expensive. However, it is important to note that the price of inactivity can also be high. While it is true that dental implants cost more than doing nothing, it is also true that they can be a wonderful investment that lasts a lifetime if cared for properly. Here is some additional information about the cost of dental implants.
Inactivity Can Be Expensive
Spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can trap dangerous levels of food, plaque and bacteria. If left untreated, these problems can cause gum disease, tooth decay and further tooth loss. They can also result in muscle atrophy, jawbone deterioration, facial deformation and premature wrinkling around mouth. Dental implants are one of the wonderful options that can help restore oral health and let patients regain a confident smile. So yes, spending money now may be tough on the budget, but in the long term, doing nothing could cost you even more.
Other Tooth Replacement Options
Many patients want to know what their options are before initiating tooth replacement treatment. The two most popular tooth replacement options used to be dentures and bridges. These two options can initially be less expensive and easier to manage. However, both options usually need to be replaced every 5–8 years and can create other problems. Both options can also be hard to keep clean, can smell, require frequent maintenance and weaken your jaw.
Dental implants are vastly superior to these other options because they strengthen jaw muscles, stop jawbone deterioration, fill out facial structures and allow you to once again eat the foods you love. Moreover, dental implants have the added benefit of never needing extra maintenance or replacement if cared for properly.
The Actual Cost of Dental Implants
On average, the overall cost for dental implants usually ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 dollars. However, the actual cost of dental implants depends on a variety of factors. These factors include oral health, geographical location, number of required implants, specialist chosen, materials, any necessary supplemental procedures and individual patient desires for outcome. If you decide that dental implants are the right option for you, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fenton. During this initial appointment, your mouth, gums and overall oral health will be carefully measured and examined. Once Dr. Fenton has a chance to examine the results of these measurements, you will be provided an estimate of the exact cost for your dental implants.
Invest In A Great Smile Today With Dental Implants
At Bayview Smile Design, we believe that you deserve a stunning smile that you can be proud of. Yes, dental implants can be significant investment, but most patients with dental implants claim that the benefits are worth the expense. Come see Dr. Fenton and take the first step toward a beautifully restored and confident smile! Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL practice today to schedule a dental implant consultation and get started on your new smile now!