Considering the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
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 afforded by other, more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require frequent repair and replacement , they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, 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 surface the bone is changing.This can affect future treatment options,which may make implant placement more difficult if not impossible.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, actually integrate with the jaw bone, thus strengthening it by stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the bone.
Quality of Life
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. In addition to allowing you to eat the same foods you have always enjoyed. Implants also eliminate the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant Dr Kiven is a Registered specialist with many years experience in implant planning and placement and teaching at the university. When comparing quotes, it is important to factor in the experience and training of the practitioners involved when considering 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 Health Fund to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover. We are happy to provide you with the appropriate Item Numbers to facilitate your enquiries.
There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
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.
Schedule Your Consultation
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for an initial consultation and apropriate Xrays/Scans. We can then give you a detailed time line and Quotation for your specific case. Please call us at Directions Melbourne Periodontal Group / Queens Road Perio Phone Number +61398676961 to schedule your consultation.