Dental implants are truly a marvel of modern dentistry. After losing a tooth, you are able to get a new replacement tooth that looks and functions just like the natural teeth. People can enjoy beautiful smiles and enjoy all their favorite foods even though they’ve lost one or more teeth.
But unfortunately many people who could benefit from the technology don’t try it. They are concerned that dental implants will be too expensive for them–it’s one of the most common myths about dental implants. But the truth is that dental implant cost shouldn’t keep you from enjoying their benefits and here’s why.
It’s Easy to Fit Implants in Your Budget
Right away, some people may think that dental implants can’t fit in their budget. But for most people, dental implants are more affordable than you may think. Partly, they’re affordable because financing can divide the cost into more manageable payments. You can spread the payments for dental implants out over a longer term so that they don’t stress your budget.
In some cases, dental insurance can also help to make implants affordable. In the past, dental implants weren’t covered by insurance, but now most plans allow for some coverage of implants. This may include coverage for the surgery, the restoration, and/or maintenance of implants. If you’re not sure about your coverage, we can help you look at your policy and understand your coverage.
Dental Implants Are a Lifetime Investment
We understand that dental implants may seem like a significant expense up front, but when you consider their longevity the cost doesn’t seem as high. Dental implants are made with high quality materials and placed with advanced techniques that help ensure their longevity. Dental implants have been documented to give up to 50 years of healthy and attractive function.
The longevity of dental implants makes them a really great investment. What else can you buy and hope to get 50 years of function out of? With that in mind, the cost of dental implants is quite reasonable.
Cheaper Than the Alternative
In fact, the cost of dental implants is so reasonable that it’s actually lower than the cost of the alternative. A recent study looked at the overall cost of dental implants vs. dental bridges. They concluded that although dental implants were initially more expensive, dental bridges would cost 10% more in the long run.
Dental bridges are also a good restoration, but the long-term durability of dental implants allows them to be a better investment.
Health and Quality of Life
Dental implants are partly such a great value because they can dramatically improve your health and quality of life.
Unlike dentures, dental implants allow you to eat a full range of healthy foods. Fresh fruits, raw veggies, corn on the cob, and even steak are all easy to enjoy with your dental implants. This helps you get a varied and nutritious diet that leads to better long-term health. You won’t have to choose softer, processed foods that are high in fat, salt, and preservatives.
And with dental implants, you’ll have the peace of mind to never worry about whether dentures are going to be in place when you smile or if they’re going to come loose when you laugh. And you’ll never have to worry whether there’ll be something you can eat on the menu. That helps you enjoy life to the fullest, and that is definitely worth the investment.
Talk to Us before You Decide
If you are wondering whether dental implants are right for you, it’s important not to let concerns like cost detract from getting the best dental treatment for you. Make sure you talk to a dentist before deciding that cost is too big an issue. That way you’ll have a better sense of the true cost and actual benefits so you know the value of the treatment.