Dental implants are the next best thing to getting a natural tooth. With quality materials and excellent installation, an implant can last for decades.
Implants are also known as false teeth. It has three components: the crown, connector, and base. The crown is usually made of ceramic designed to pose as a natural tooth. Next is the connector, also called “abutment.” This part of the implant holds the crown and is usually hexagonal or octagonal in shape. Last is the base. Typically, a titanium screw that burrows through the natural bone to provide a secure, stable support. Meanwhile, filings are made of several materials like gold, silver, amalgam, and ceramic. Unlike regular filings, implants are better at resisting stains and chips.
Getting an implant has a lot of benefits, but the most important factor in this procedure does not compromise the neighboring tooth. Which means, it puts an end to the vicious cycle of rotting teeth. Unlike getting a bridge where the two adjacent teeth are compromised as the base for the bridge, an implant will not harm other enamels during its installation.
It is not only friendly to your mouth, but it also helps your pocket. Implants are cheaper in the long run since it does not need a regular replacement and maintaining it does not cost as much. Compared to getting a bridge or a regular filling treatment, deciding on switching to implants can save people $2,000 in the long run. To date, the initial cost of bridges cost between $3,000 and $3,900. But it needs to be fixed after ten years to ensure it is safe. To do that, another $3,000 to $3,900 is required. And since it is only safe to use for 10 years, the patient would need to replace it again on the 20th year and will pay $3,000-$3,900 again, assuming prices do not increase during that time. As for implant, one unit of an implant is worth $2,000 to $2,500. Since these are permanent, the patient may possibly need a bone graft after some time which will cost around $800 and maybe crown replacement after 20 years which costs approximately $1,500 to $2,500.
While a few thousand dollars seem like an investment, the returns of getting an implant to outweigh its costs, with a pleasant smile and a healthy mouth, a persons’ confidence can go through the roof. Armed with such confidence, individuals are more comfortable to pursue careers, relationships, and dreams. A good smile can take people places; for some, it has become their source of pride and joy.
Here at Dr. Clark’s clinic, we provide the best solution to your dental problems with consideration to your goals and quality of life.
If you want to know more about our services and if you need help deciding what treatment or procedure is best for you, feel free to call or send in your inquiries, and our lovely staff would be glad to assist you.
We believe that the most expensive procedures may always be the best procedures, after a thorough examination, or experts will recommend the best course for you to take to reach your dream smile.