If you have lost any teeth—whether one, several or even an entire arch—then replacement is very important. After all, you want your smile to look appealing and you need good oral health. Today’s ideal choice for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Although dental implants do cost a bit more upfront, their longevity and ease of maintenance could make the added expense worthwhile. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a visit with a periodontist in Worcester.
The Cost of Dental Implants
As with most dental services, there is range of costs. Dental implants in Worcester are no exception. Each case is unique, the only way to really know how much dental implants will run is to schedule an appointment with the periodontist.
What Might Add to the Cost?
In addition to the basic charge for the implant and the surgical services necessary for positioning the post in your jaw, there may also be preparatory procedures. For example, some patients need to have a tooth removed before an implant can be placed. Others may need a gum graft, bone graft or sinus lift. These all add to the cost.
Fortunately, your dental insurance may partially cover the cost of some of these procedures. Dental work that is considered medically necessary by your insurance company may be covered. Check with your insurance administrator at work, customer service at your provider, or ask the front office at your periodontist to find out if you have coverage.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants may cost more, but they also offer more benefits than other types of tooth replacement.
Unlike dentures, partials, or crown and bridge that only rest on top of gum tissue, dental implants integrate with your jawbone. This not only provides a solid foundation for your new tooth, but also helps maintain a strong and healthy jawbone.
Every time you bite down on your implant, you stimulate healthy new bone tissue growth in the jaw. This way, you avoid bone loss that can lead to an aged appearance sooner than you’d like.
In addition, because dental implants are firmly set in bone, you never have to worry about not being able to eat certain foods or having a denture slip or fall out when you speak.
Finally, all you have to do take care of implants is brush and floss just as you do for your natural teeth. With good oral hygiene at home and regular checkups, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
Call a periodontist in Worcester today to see if dental implants are right for you and your wallet. You may just be surprised to find out that the answer is yes!
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Handsman and Dr. Jenny are periodontists in Worcester. Both are trained and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease through non-surgical and surgical treatments such as dental implants. Call to schedule an appointment today.