Each year in the United States, 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made, allowing scores of people to regain their ability to eat, chew, and smile with confidence. While dental implants may be more expensive upfront than other choices, they often make great economic sense when you consider your overall dental and oral health.
To give you an idea about the affordability of dental implants, Drs. Roge Jacob, Magdalena Azzarelli, and the rest of the team here at Hillsdale Dental Care take a closer look at the circumstances in which dental implants are not only the best option for your dental health, but your wallet, as well.
If you’re missing one tooth, you have a couple of options in front of you. First, we can replace the tooth with a dental bridge, which is attached to crowns that we place on the surrounding teeth. While sturdy and functional, a dental bridge doesn’t address replacing your tooth below your gum line, and this is important for your overall dental health.
When you’re missing a tooth, you’re also missing the roots that go down into your jawbone. Without these roots, you may lose bone in the area, which can threaten the stability of neighboring teeth.
When we replace your tooth with a dental implant, we create a new “root” that encourages your jawbone to continue to rebuild bone. This strong bone can anchor your crown and surrounding teeth much better, as if you still had a natural tooth root.
While our dental implant is more expensive than the dental bridge option, it can save you from having to address (and spend money on) problems down the road. In other words, an investment now in replacing your tooth down to its roots will likely pay off in the future.
If the economics of replacing several teeth or all of your teeth with dental implants simply isn’t feasible, we offer affordable implants for denture wearers.
One of the biggest hurdles for people who need to wear dentures is stability, as dentures can slip around. We can surmount this problem by securing your dentures to implants. Depending on how many of your teeth we’re replacing with dentures, we strategically place implants into your jawbone and the dentures snap onto these implants.
Not only do these implants provide more security, but again, we’re placing something inside your jawbone that can prevent bone loss. In other words, implant-supported dentures can help stop that shrunken-in look from developing when people are missing entire rows of teeth.
Ultimately, what you find affordable is up to you, but we’re big believers in looking at the overall economic picture. Dental implants provide you with a tooth-replacement option that’s often a one-and-done procedure, which means you won’t be spending more money down the road to preserve your dental health.
To learn more about the economics of dental implants, contact our office in San Jose, California, to set up an appointment.