Missing a tooth is more than just an aesthetic problem. If it is not replaced, neighboring teeth can shift, the jaw can be weakened, and further oral damage can be done over time. While dental implants are the preferred method for replacing teeth, cost is always a consideration. Drs. Jean-Claude Kharmouche, Justin Hardison, and Fadi Hasan, our experienced periodontists want to help you understand dental implant cost and welcomes your questions during a personalized consultation.
Factors That Influence Cost
- Number of affected teeth – Cost will vary depending on if one or many teeth need to be replaced.
- Whether extraction is required – Is the tooth or teeth missing, or do they require removal?
- The presence of gum disease – The oral environment must be healthy in order to place a dental implant.
- Bone loss – If the missing tooth has already affected the jaw bone, more extensive procedures may be required, such as bone grafting.
Most Cost-Effective Option
While the cost of getting a dental implant may vary, it is usually the most cost effective strategy for dealing with tooth replacement. Some other procedures may be less expensive up-front, but they may cost more in the long term due to maintenance costs, deterioration, or refitting. Dental implants are designed to bond with your jaw, which provides an exceptional long-term solution.
To learn more about dental implants as a lifetime tooth replacement option, make an appointment with our team today.