The cost of dental implants is one of the first things that patients worry about when considering getting dental implants. The bad news is that the initial cost of dental implant surgery is generally rather expensive and it is often not covered by insurance. Unfortunately, these issues scare many people. The good news is that dental implants are often cheaper than other dental restorations over the course of a lifetime. This seems weird doesn't it? Let's say a single tooth is missing and you get a bridge instead of implants.
The cost of dental implants can be cheaper than a bridge over a lifetime for a number of reasons. A bridge is a false crown in between two crowns. The teeth adjacent to the gap are cut down to make the crowns so that the gap can be filled. There's nothing wrong with the adjacent teeth, but to fill the gap it must be done. The problem is that the bridge distributes the eating forces to the other two teeth and many years after you get the bridge these teeth could end up having problem. Plus you must pay careful attention to oral hygiene in the area of a bridge and that can be frustrating for many. They end up not taking care of it correctly and pay for it with more dental work.
The reason the cost of dental implants is cheaper is that after the initial cost of the implants there is less up keep and they can last for a lifetime. The restoration is treated just like any other tooth and any force that is applied during eating is transferred down the post into the implant that is bonded with the bone, so it is just like any other tooth and will not affect the adjacent teeth. Another major bonus is that because the implant bonds with the bone there is no bone loss. This is a major dental problem that is not addressed by other types of dental restorations. So in the long run an implant is the best option for your health. When seen in this light it makes much more sense to get implants rather than the alternatives.
The best thing to do if you are interested in learning more about the cost of dental implants feel free to schedule a dental implant consultation with our implant dentist. This helps estimate your particular situation and what is needed to help you restore your teeth and smile. After a personal treatment plan is made, you can then plan the dental implant financing of your reconstruction since you know what the dental implant cost will be. If you are interested in dental implants and would like to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Atlanta Implant Dentist, Dr. Mark Padolsky, call 404-874-7428 for your appointment.