Cost of Dental Implants in Philadelphia
At Laudenbach Periodontics & Dental Implants, we specialize in all aspects of dental implant treatment. We strive to keep the costs reasonable while providing the highest quality of care. Still, many patients are nervous when talking to us about the cost of dental implant care. Although dental implants may seem more expensive than other teeth replacement options, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds the initial investment in your oral health and wellness.
A Lifetime of Affordable Comfort
Although the up-front cost of dental implants may be higher compared to traditional dental treatments, with proper oral care they are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implants improve comfort and chewing function, so you have more confidence to smile and enjoy a lifetime of eating the foods that you love! Dental implants also reinforce the longevity of your other teeth and help reduce the need for costly dental treatment elsewhere in your mouth.
By comparison, tooth replacement with “fixed bridges” may damage the adjacent teeth and often require more treatment on these teeth. On average a tooth-supported bridge requires replacement every 3 to 5 years and may result in the loss of the adjacent teeth. Choosing dental implants with regular hygiene care can help you avoid this costly cycle of continuous dental care going forward.
Removable teeth known as “dentures” often require multiple adjustments, relining, and replacement to reduce patient discomfort. Denture patients frequently use unhealthful and undesirable denture adhesives. The placement of dental implants can be used to help stabilize dentures, improve chewing function, and dramatically enhance patient comfort, confidence, and satisfaction.
Over a lifetime, the cumulative costs of traditional dental treatment far outweigh the initial investment required for dental implants. Dental implants look and feel so realistic you may forget they aren’t your natural teeth. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants do not shift, click, or create sore spots on the gums. You can eat the foods you love with confidence!
After a tooth is lost, serious deterioration of the surrounding hard and soft tissues occurs. It is estimated that within one year of losing a tooth, the jawbone around it can deteriorate by as much as 25%. The adjacent teeth begin shifting, and the chin recedes. The result is additional tooth loss, an aged appearance, and a weaker jaw. Dental implants fuse with the surrounding bone, providing a strong, healthy base for restoration while preserving the integrity of the jaw.
Your self-confidence can be shattered by tooth loss, a prematurely aged appearance, embarrassment due to shifting dentures, and the chronic pain of poorly fitting dentures. If you find yourself covering your mouth because you don’t want others to see your missing teeth, dental implants can make a world of difference.
When you can smile freely, eat comfortably, and stop worrying about tooth loss, it boosts your self-confidence. A beautiful smile can even improve your relationships and professional appearance, furthering your career. For those who have suffered embarrassment for years, a fresh start with gorgeous, strong replacement teeth is well worth the cost of dental implants.
The Real Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implant treatment will vary depending on your situation and specific treatment needs. For many patients, dental implant treatment is straightforward and requires fewer surgical visits, with a lower cost of care. Other patients may have a significant infection in the gum or bone tissue or have many issues throughout the mouth. These patients often require a more strategic and phased treatment approach to achieve an optimal, long-lasting result. This type of “comprehensive care” typically requires more treatment visits and is often more costly compared to straightforward situations.
Our surgical team at Laudenbach Periodontics and Dental Implants will perform a comprehensive evaluation at your first visit so that we can provide you with the most accurate cost estimate or “treatment plan” possible.
Our new patient evaluation and experience include the following:
- Review of your medical and dental history
- Review of your existing dental X-rays
- Updating dental X-rays and cone beam CT scan
- Comprehensive periodontal charting
- Oral cancer examination
- Dental photographs
- Discussion of your treatment goals
- Review of findings, explanation of treatment needs
- Treatment plan presentation
- Dedicated time with a highly trained dental specialist
For patients with complex treatment needs, we may need more time to review your treatment needs with your referring doctor or dental specialist team. In some situations, we may refer you to other dental specialists to help you achieve the best possible results.
Your dentist or a dental prosthetics specialist will design and attach the visible portion of your replacement teeth. The complex process and the necessity of working with a team of dental professionals contribute to the overall cost, which includes:
- Office visits
- X-rays and digital imaging
- Bone grafting when needed
- Implant surgery
- Cost of implants and restorations
- Placement of crowns or dental prostheses
The cost of dental implants varies depending on the type of implants used, how many teeth are replaced, whether bone grafts are needed, and many other factors. We explain the costs to every patient in detail before beginning any dental implant procedure. An exam is the best way to get an accurate idea of your dental implant costs.
Implants are an excellent investment in your oral health and comfort. They restore self-confidence and eliminate problems such as loose or poorly fitting dentures so you can once again enjoy eating and smiling in comfort.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the dental care you need and deserve. Our team is ready to help you learn more about the implant process and develop an affordable treatment plan. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office at Philadelphia Office Phone Number 215-985-4337 or use our online appointment request form.
Experience the Life-Changing Benefits of Dental Implants in Philadelphia
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