This post from Thompson & Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro is about dental implants. One of the persistent misconceptions about them is that they are too pricey.
Maybe you have considered implants but think the price is too steep. Let’s talk about the cost of dental implants.
Look At The Big Picture
A dental implant is not cheap; it is a significant treatment. But you need to look at the whole picture when comparing dental implants to alternatives.
Dentures Aren’t A Once-and-Done Solution
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw. Several of them can support a set of dentures, and they are much more stable than conventional dentures. While the upfront cost of conventional dentures may be less, they need regular relines and occasional replacement.
A Dental Bridge May Not Last As Long
Dental bridges aren’t designed to last as long as dental implants. They last from 7 to 10 years with proper care. An issue with dental bridges is that it is often difficult to clean under and around them. Because of this, some dental bridge patients develop tooth decay in adjacent teeth. Restoring decayed teeth can be a collateral expense if the patient doesn’t adequately clean the teeth and gums around the bridge.
Implants Are A Long-Term Solution
Implants last much longer. Though implant manufacturers don’t promise they will last indefinitely, with proper care they can last a lifetime. We invite you to schedule an implant consultation. We can discuss your oral condition and how long you can expect dental implants to last.
It’s important to understand that the crown placed on the abutment may not last as long as the post. A crown is engineered to last from 10 to 15 years.