Cost of Tooth Loss
Missing teeth affects much more than your financial expenses. Tooth loss can affect your life in a number of ways, including:
- Low self-image and confidence
- Avoidance of social situations and interactions due to lack of self-esteem
- Limited diet options that lead to poor health
- Shifts in remaining teeth, leading to malocclusion, bruxism, Temporomanidublar joint (TMJ) disorder, and other oral health concerns
- Jawbone deterioration that negatively affects denture fit and facial shape
Not treating tooth loss can effect your oral health, requiring more expensive restorative treatment in the future. Your overall physical and mental health are also effected by tooth loss, so it is important to consider life-changing restorative options such as dental implants as an investment in your future.
Dr. Gapuz takes advantage of state-of-the-art techniques in implant dentistry to ensure your dental implants have the highest rate of success.
Factors to Consider
Dental implants are often more expensive than more traditional restorative options, but expense should not be the deciding factor. The cost of full treatment will vary from patient to patient and depends on multiple factors, such as:
- Number of implants needed
- Type of implants used
- Type and size of restoration
- Special surgical techniques
- Sedation used
- Preparatory procedures
Patients should remember that implants can offer significant life-changing benefits over other treatments.
Implants are an investment that can last for the rest of your life, not just a solution for the next few years.
Implants vs. Traditional Prosthetics
Dental implants offer a number of significant benefits when compared with traditional restorative solutions. This advanced approach requires no healthy tooth alteration, as is necessary with traditional dental bridges or crowns. Implants also send regenerative signals that prevent jawbone deterioration and changes in shape of facial features. Your preserved jaw shape eliminates the need to have dentures relined or replaced. In addition, implants require no messy daily care routine, as with a removable prosthetic.
Your restorations will also receive superior support than traditional prosthetics, leading to improved confidence and comfort when eating and speaking. In addition, implants are an investment that can last for the rest of your life, not just a solution for the next few years. With proper daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to our office, dental implants can last for the rest of your life. All of these superior benefits can enable you to have a healthier smile and better quality of life for years to come.