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Analyzing the Cost of Dental Implants


What is the Cost of a Dental Implant?

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The amount of work and materials for a dental implant will differ from patient to patient. The fees and costs associated with dental implants will vary based on the type of dental implants, the number of dental implants, and any procedures associated with the dental implant that might be necessary. Many people consider dental implants to be too expensive when compared to fillings, cleanings, root canals, and teeth extractions. However, dental implants differ from these conventional methods of tooth replacements by lasting up to an entire lifetime. Here is a summarized list of the benefit to using a dental implant over bridges, crowns, and caps:

  • Specialized care: dental implants can only be done with a doctor who has advanced education, skills, and training, so you know you’ll be receiving the best care possible with a dental implant.
  • High success rate: dental implants have a success rate of 95% or higher.
  • Long term: there are virtually no dental problems for dental implants once installed.
  • Custom designed: each dental implant is custom made to keep your gum tissues and bone preserved.
  • Permanent solution: dental implants last up to a lifetime while conventional methods only last between five and seven years.

Are Dental Implants Cost Effective?

As mentioned before, dental implants tend to have higher upfront costs than other tooth replacement procedures. This is for several reasons. First and foremost, only a specialized dentist can perform a dental implant procedure. Dental implants require a lot of finesse that takes additional education, so the cost of that additional training is factored into the pricing. Along that same train of thought, dental implants require highly specialized and expensive equipment. So, while for those reasons the initial upfront costs of a dental implant may look expensive, they’re actually very cost effective when looking at the lifetime of the patient. As mentioned earlier, patients who pursue conventional methods of tooth replacements will find themselves having to pay those costs again every five to seven years for upkeep, maintenance, and repair. If not properly maintained and repaired, crowns, caps, and bridges will get damaged which will lead to more issues for the patient. It is for that reason why dental implants are cost effective as they last the lifetime of the patient and require little to no maintenance and repair.

Dental implants can provide natural appearance and function for a single missing tooth or for a full set of dentures.

Dental implants can provide natural appearance and function for a single missing tooth or for a full set of dentures.

What Else Should I Know About the Costs of Dental Implants?

Rarely does a patient come into our office specifically seeking a dental implant procedure. The decision to receive a dental implant is typically reached after discussing your tooth replacement options with our dentist. If it is determined that you need a tooth replaced and you want to go with a dental implant, you need to be aware that there might be additional costs involved beyond just the dental implant. For example, your mouth might not be initially suited for a dental implant. The site of the missing tooth has to be properly prepared for the dental implant beforehand. This could involve numerous procedures that are performed separately. The purpose of these procedures would be to build up your gum tissue and bone to be able to properly hold the dental implant. Ultimately, the following additional factors are considered when looking at the total cost for a dental implant:

  • The patient’s jaw bone condition.
  • Medical issues such as diabetes.
  • Health concerns like tobacco use.

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The cost of dental implants might seem high initially, but they end up being very cost effective when looking at the lifetime of the patient. Additionally, dental implants are the safest tooth replacement option. You can contact the Az Perio Group with any questions that you might have concerning dental implants and their costs. If you would like to receive a dental implant, you can schedule an appointment with us today for the procedure. Our doctor on staff, Dr. Trujillo, is dedicated to providing the best dental care possible for his patients. He ensures that all patients have long term protection by offering customized treatment plans that best suit the needs of each individual patient.

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