One of the most prohibitive factors involved with getting any dental treatment is often the cost. Dental insurance often differs from medical insurance, and patients are unsure if they can foot the bill for a seemingly expensive procedure. The good news is that cost is not set in stone, and what may be expensive for one patient might be less expensive for you. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, the cost of dental implants depends on many factors.
If you have multiple missing teeth, then you will likely need multiple dental implants. This will probably cost you more over someone who only needs one implant. Other factors that affect cost include the number of visits required to place the implant, amount of bone loss, the need for tissue grafting, and your dental insurance coverage.
Advantages of Implants
Implants offer numerous benefits, the greatest of which is likely the ability to eat your favorite foods and speak without difficulty. Implants also give you the ability to smile confidently and prevent bone deterioration.
Not Choosing Implants
Of course, you do not have to get implants, and they may not be the appropriate choice for everyone. But there are risks to forgoing a dental implant as well. The gap in the teeth can lead to receding gums and bone loss. As the bone deteriorates, it becomes more likely that the adjacent teeth will fall out as well. This can also lead to pain in the jaw and even headaches.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Duffy understands patients’ hesitation before undergoing a seemingly expensive procedure. The truth is that some of these procedures are more affordable than you may think, and it is hard to put a price on the benefits of restoring your teeth and overall health. To learn more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duffy, contact Center for Dental Anesthesia in Orlando, FL today.