Dental Implant Specialists in Modesto
Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
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 possible with the other methods. While dentures and bridges are initially may be less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Since they may 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, potentially 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 gums 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 in the future. On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which fuses or “osseointegrates” with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the jaw, 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.
How Much Does It Cost?
The actual cost of dental implant treatment is based on a number of factors, such as the number of missing teeth being replaced, the type of implant-supported replacement teeth, and whether additional procedures are necessary to achieve the proper esthetic and functional result.
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
Financing for Dental Implants
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
Dr. Filippi’s offers CareCredit and Lending Club in additional to traditional payment methods.
A Final Word
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.
In short there is no better value than replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant.
Schedule Your Consultation
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for an evaluation. That way we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at our Modesto Office Phone Number 209-572-6008 to schedule your examination.