Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
Jaw Bone Health
Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
Quality of Life
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:
- Exams/office visits
- Tooth/root extraction
- Bone grafting
- Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
- Placement of the crown
- X-rays, pre/post operative care
- Care, Compassion and Quality you will be receiving
Financing for Dental Implants
We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover, as well as Care Credit.
Care Credit is an outside lender that offers no-interest and low-interest revolving lines of credit for all types of dental procedures. You can also use Care Credit in ANY other office that participates whether it is another Dental office, Medical, Vet, vision, etc.. Many patients who experience financial hardships but want to proceed with needed treatment have found that Care Credit has worked very well for them and their needs. For more information or if you are interested in applying, you may visit their website at www.carecredit.com
For questions regarding our participation with Dental Insurance companies, please feel free to give our office a call and our friendly business staff will be happy to have a discussion regarding your questions and/or concerns.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
Schedule Your Consultation
To receive an accurate price quote, please call our office to schedule an exam and consultation. At your first visit, the Doctor will discuss your treatment recommendations, different treatment options if available along with a presentation from our Business staff regarding fees associated with the recommended treatment along with our payment options.
To schedule a consultation please call: Owings Mills Location Owings Mills Office Phone Number 410-363-3780 or White Marsh/Baltimore Location