Dental implants are arguably the preferred tooth replacement method by most dentists because they can permanently and beautifully fix those gaps in your smile. But dental implants can be expensive. However, the price of idoing nothing can also be high. Yes, dental implants cost more than doing nothing, but if you fail to fix the gaps between your teeth, you risk more serious long term damage and expenses. Read on to hear more about the cost of dental implants and the cost involved if you do not fix those spaces between your teeth.
Gaps between teeth can trap food, plaque and bacteria. If the gaps are left uncorrected, they can cause gum disease, tooth decay and further tooth loss. They can also result in jawbone deterioration, facial deformation, muscle atrophy and premature wrinkling in the mouth area. The only thing that can stop these problems and help correct them is filling the spaces with a practical and permanent tooth replacement solution like dental implants. Yes, dental implants can cost more than doing nothing. However, in the long term, dental implants can prevent significant damage that could end up costing you thousands in the future.
Because of the cheaper initial cost and time involved, the two most popular tooth replacement options have traditionally been removable dentures and bridges. However, neither option is permanent and both options need to be replaced every 5–8 years. Both options can also be hard to keep clean, can smell, require frequent maintenance and can weaken your jaw muscles. Eating your favorite foods can also be hard with a bridge or dentures.
Alternatively, dental implants provide a permanent solution that blends in naturally with your other teeth. Dental implants can also help stop bone density loss, halt jaw muscle atrophy, and let you to get back to normal eating habits. Oral hygiene is also simplier with dental implants since they can be brushed and flossed just like your other teeth.
On average, dental implants cost $1,000 to $4,000 dollars. However, there are factors that can impact cost like dental health, number of implants and necessary supplmental procedures. Each patient is unique, so you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mortensen to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. During this consultation, your teeth, gums and overall oral health will be precisely measured and examined. At the same time, you will you will have a chance to ask questions and be provided an estimate of the exact cost for your dental implants.
Don’t let your self-confidence be impacted for another day by your missing or damaged teeth. At Andrew G. Mortensen DDS Inc., we believe that you deserve to have a beautiful smile. Yes, dental implants can be a substantial investment. However, most patients agree that the amazing smile provided by dental implants is well worth the expense. So stop hiding ybehind damaged teeth and let your smile shine once again with dental implants. Come see Dr. Mortensen for a consultation and take the first step toward a beautifully restored smile! Call our Fountain Valley, CA practice today to find out more about dental implant!
Dr. Andrew Mortenson
18837 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA
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