Why is the cost of dental implants higher than other restoration options?
Have you been thinking about getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth? You’re probably reviewing all your options, and you may be wondering why dental implants cost more than other replacement methods. There are actually a few reasons for this.
- Many insurance plans are still not paying for dental implants (although more are beginning to get on board and realizing what an excellent investment in dental health an implant truly is). Therefore, your out-of-pocket expenses are higher.
- A dental implant is completed in two stages – the surgery to place the implant and the restoration of the implant with a crown. Often, the surgery is the most expensive part of the process, but it’s also the part that makes implants so effective and unique.
- An implant is designed to become a permanent part of your mouth. While your crown may eventually need to be replaced if it becomes damaged, the post will remain in place.
- Implants help your periodontal tissue to maintain its integrity, avoiding problems that are typical with lost teeth. When you replace a lost tooth with a bridge or a partial, the periodontal tissue continues to deteriorate. Eventually, you may need to replace your bridge or partial as the shape of your mouth changes and your teeth begin to shift. In the end, these added expenses and problems may make dental implants the less expensive option!
Before making your final decision, discuss your options with Bridgeton dentist Dr. Burgdorf to make sure you are choosing the option that is right for you. Give our dental office a call today to schedule a consultation!