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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Sometimes accidents happen. You may end up accidently knocking a tooth out, or a tooth may fall out for a variety of reasons. When this occurs, you shouldn’t simply leave the gap there. Even if you aren’t worried about how it looks aesthetically, it is still problematic. A missing tooth can lead to teeth migration, bone loss, difficultly eating food and more. Because of this, when you lose a tooth, you should consider dental implants. Dental implants are essentially porcelain teeth that are attached to the jaw with a titanium screw.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Due to the effective installation process, implants are resilient and functional. You’ll notice that you are again able to bite down properly, and chew your food with ease. You’ll also save your jaw bone from damage, and prevent your teeth from migrating. On top of all of the functional benefits, implants will also return your smile to its former glory. You can smile confidently again, knowing that your smile is complete.
The Price of Dental Implants
While the cost of a dental implant varies due to a series of different variables, they are still more affordable than a lot of other tooth replacement options. They also provide the stability that you need to avoid more trips to the dentist due to jawbone and tooth migration issues.
A few of the factors that you’ll need to consider when it comes to the price of this procedure are:
- How many appointments are involved,
- Your individual tooth or teeth and
- Other individual variables.
Keep in mind, no two people’s teeth, jaw and mouth overall are exactly the same. Still, the price for a single tooth is generally estimated at around $3,000-$4,500. It’s important to remember that different dental practices charge different prices. You’ll want to check with your particular dentist—or the dentist that they recommend for the procedure.
While implants are becoming more common, not all insurance plans are the same—nor is the coverage of different insurance providers. Because of this, you’ll want to check with your insurance company to see if your procedure is covered and—if so—how much of the cost is covered.
If your insurance company lacks coverage, consider asking for an allowance that is of equal cost to that of dentures or a dental bridge.
Risks Involved with Implants
While implants are considered a very safe procedure, like with any other surgical procedure, there are risks. This is especially so for smokers, or those with other medical conditions. Some of these risks include:
- Damage to Other Teeth
- Damage to Roots
- Nerve Damage
- And Other Risks
Even though these risks are possible, they aren’t very likely. It’s important to consider the risks of not having an implant installed, and weigh out the two options. Dental implants may seem costly at first, but when compared to the price of all of the repairs that you may need to undergo due to complications from not getting them installed, it’s easy to see that implants are actually a cost-saving option.
Contact Meadowdale Dental Clinic
We offer a variety of Preventative, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dental Procedures including Dental Implants focusing on long term relationships built on trust. Contact Meadowdale Dental today at (425) 742-9609 or contact us via our contact form.
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