Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost of Treatment? By Dr. Scott Parr on July 23, 2023

woman smiling with dental implants

Many patients ask us about getting dental implants to treat tooth loss. There are so many benefits to these artificial tooth roots. You can have a full denture in place without the need for denture creams and adhesives.

One of the biggest questions patients ask us is, “Are dental implants really worth the price tag?”

The team at our Virginia BeachVA, office would like to consider the cost of treatment and why people think dental implants are a worthwhile investment.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Dental Implants?

The cost of getting a dental implant can differ from patient to patient and from practice to practice.

According to a recent post by Health News, the cost of a single dental implant could be anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000. Many variables are involved when determining the exact cost of your treatment.

The best way to find out how much your implant dentistry procedure will cost is by scheduling a consultation at our office.

Factors That Affect the Price of Dental Implants

Here are some common factors that may affect the final cost of treatment.

The Number of Implants Needed

More implants mean you’ll have a more complicated surgical procedure.

For instance, getting a single dental implant to support a crown will be more affordable than getting a custom set of implant-supported dentures.

The Need for Bone Grafting

If you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, you will likely suffer from bone atrophy due to a lack of root structure. In order to get implants in these cases, you will require additional preparatory surgery to build up bone density in your jaw before an implant can be placed.

The Presence of Other Dental Problems

In addition to bone loss, tooth loss could be associated with serious gum disease, dental trauma, and extensive tooth decay. These matters will have to be addressed first, which will increase the overall cost of treatment.

Why Dental Implants Are a Worthwhile Investment

Even though dental implants may seem expensive, many patients at our Virginia Beach practice feel that implant dentistry is a good investment in their health and wellness. Here are a few reasons why.

Long-Lasting Outcomes

Dental implants can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and regular care. That means you won’t have to worry about additional implant surgeries.

Prevention of Bone Loss

Since your implants will stimulate your gums, you won’t have to worry about bone loss or bone atrophy after treatment is done. This means a healthy smile and strong bone structure.

Natural-Looking Results

Dental implants and their restorations look just like natural teeth. Even when people are up close, it will be difficult for them to notice that you have a crown, bridge, or denture in place.

The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Overall, dental implants are the next best thing to having your natural teeth. This improves your diet and can have remarkable benefits to your self-esteem and self-image.

Contact Us to Learn More About Implant Dentistry

If you’re missing teeth and have been interested in getting dental implants, contact our Virginia Beach dental office. We can answer any questions you may have and help you make an informed decision about your health.

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