Cost of Dental Implants
Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas – Texarkana & Paris TX
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 repair and replacement every 5 to 10 years, 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 damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
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Quality of Life
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates 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. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in 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 dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
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 a consultation and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at Texarkana Office Phone Number 903-794-3331 to schedule your consultation.
Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas
Patient Review By Ronda A
Dr. Bunel is great
- Ronda A
Patient Review By Heather C
Great, easy experience.
- Heather C
Patient Review By Jill T
The dental implant did not hurt at all- just a long process but worth it.
- Jill T
Patient Review By Donald D
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Patient Review By John B
Had infected broken tooth that caused swelling of my right side of the face. Called in the afternoon, got in at 4 PM, went in the surgery at 4:40 PM, got out 5:15 PM. Went to work the day after.
- John B
Patient Review By Rickey B
Would have done this years ago if I knew it was going to be this easy. The doctor and staff made it easy.
- Rickey B
Patient Review By Ronda A
Dr. Bunel and staff were all very porfessional but warm and friendly.
- Ronda A
Patient Review By Saundra K
I was especially appreciative of the follow-up by Dr. Bunel after surgery.
- Saundra K
Patient Review By Brianna D
The staff was very considerate of my schedule and of my concerns of the surgery overall.
- Brianna D
Patient Review By Barry T
For a dental visit, it was non-threating.
- Barry T