No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so the number of appointments, procedures and cost varies accordingly. After an initial examination and assessment, your dental implant expert should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost, and then notify you if there are any changes during the process.
A dental-implant restored tooth, the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth, usually lasts longer but costs no more than other treatments to restore a tooth.
For example, dental implants are usually less expensive than a bridge over the long term because a bridge over natural teeth typically has to be replaced more often. Other options such as traditional bridges and dentures, also can fall short of dental implants in overall patient satisfaction.
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Recognizing the long-term patient benefits over other treatment options, an increasing number of insurance companies have started providing some coverage. If yours doesn’t, ask if they will give you an allowance towards implants equal to the cost of a bridge or traditional dentures. Also ask your implant dentist about financing and payment options.
Because your teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in the activities you enjoy, and because there is no better option to restore missing teeth, dental implants are an investment well worth considering.