People who opt for dental implants often say they’re well worth the time and expense. After all, who really wants to go through life with dentures that can make you slur your words or chewing difficult?
Dentistry has come a long, long way since the old days, when people with missing teeth only had two treatment options to choose from: fixed bridges or removable dentures. Today, more and more people are opting for dental implants, which function just like your own teeth, allowing you to speak and eat your favorite foods with confidence.
But at what cost? When you look at the price of implants, it’s important to keep in mind that with good care, implants can last a lifetime—unlike a bridge that typically has to be replaced more often. Moreover, not getting dental implants could have its own costs. Dental implants improve your long-term oral health because they don’t require reducing other teeth, like a tooth-supported bridge does, and they allow your toothbrush easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
How can you make dental implants more affordable? Here are four cost-saving tips:
- Discuss your individual needs and how they relate to your insurance with your oral surgeon and insurance provider.
- If your dental insurance doesn’t cover dental implants, ask if they will give you an allowance towards implants equal to the cost of a bridge or traditional dentures.
- Keep in mind coverage under your medical plan may be possible, depending on your insurance plan and/or cause of tooth loss.
- When you make a long-term investment in your oral health, choose an expert in the field. The experience and knowledge of our team at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona ensures you will receive the highest-quality dental implants available in the area.
The knowledge and expertise of our three board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons—Drs. John M. Gillis, Michael W. Golding and J. Gregory Sabol—make our practice unique. All three surgeons specialize in dental implant treatment. They adhere to the highest standards of care, using the latest advances in implant technology. Call our Arcadia or Tempe office today to schedule a consultation to learn if dental implants are right for you.