When looking to replace one or more missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants. To restore oral health and youthful vibrancy, dental implants are the answer you’re looking for. Dental implants are safe and reliable as they have been tested extensively with great results. Implants provide comfort and excellent function in which many people claim is similar to that of having their natural teeth.
Dental implants are a more costly option for tooth replacement than other options like bridgework and dentures. Unlike other treatments, dental implants involve minor surgery that is done to insert the implant. Dental implantations also fall under restoration dentistry and they require specialist care which means it can be expensive compared to general dental treatment; this type of procedure cannot be performed by anyone but oral surgeons, periodontists or dentists with relevant advanced training and experience so far.
The other things that affect the cost of implants are:
- Position of the tooth – replacing a front tooth usually involves a lot more work because of the minimal work-space available compared to a back tooth. In addition, the abutment used in the front teeth is usually more costly than the standard abutments used in back teeth placement.
- Thorough examination – the consultation process also includes a number of costly exams including diagnostic imaging (panoramic X-ray).
- Multiple, unique parts – each implant comprises three elements: the implant, abutment, and crown, all of which are made from different materials, through different processes, and are placed at different appointments.
- Additional procedures – some patients require periodontal treatment or bone grafts to prepare your gums and bone tissue for implant surgery and increase your chances of a successful procedure, which adds to the overall cost of treatment.
Please visit your dental surgeon today to find out about the cost of getting dental implants for your specific case.