Have you lost teeth because of an accident, injury, or just poor oral health? Want a natural-looking way to restore your smile? If so, you should consider getting dental implants. But what are dental implants prices, are they costly? In order to properly assess if the cost of dental implants is worth the investment to you, we first need to outline the many benefits of dental implants, the types available and then outline the prices of the various options.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Not sure why you’d want to get dental implants? Here are some of the main benefits:
Improved Function and Stability
Replacing missing teeth with implants will improve the function and loading of your teeth, helping to eliminate over-loading, clenching and grinding which ultimately otherwise will lead to further tooth loss.
They Stop Your Teeth From Shifting
If you lose a tooth, your other teeth will begin to shift to fill that space. This can cause a variety of dental complications, such as unevenly spaced or cramped teeth. Dental implants fill the space, which will keep your other teeth properly spaced.
They Protect Your Jawbone
When you decide to place a fixed bridge in your mouth instead of an implant, your jawbone underneath the missing tooth begins to deteriorate. This happens because you don’t get the needed stimulation to your bone without a tooth root.
The longer you wait to get dental implants, the worse your jawbone will get, and the less likely you’ll be able to get implants in the future without getting a dental bone graft.
They Preserve Your Appearance
A deteriorating jawbone will negatively impact your appearance. Not only will this make you look older, but it will also make your face appear sunken in. Dental implants will preserve your appearance and make sure your face remains youthful and full.
When your jawbone begins to deteriorate because of missing teeth, it often causes your face to appear sunken in. This can make you look years older than you are and improve your facial aesthetics. Dental implant posts provide the stimulation your body needs to produce dense, healthy jawbone material and keep your face looking full and youthful.
What are the Types of Implants Available?
Single or Multiple Implants
Dental implants can replace one or multiple missing teeth. They are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. Once placed into the jawbone, a restoration such as a crown or a bridge are attached via a connecting element called an abutement.
Click-Tite Implants (with Denture)
If you are considering getting dentures, or if your dentures are loose, ill-fitting and/or uncomfortable, Click-tite implants could be what you need. The denture is secured to your mouth with dental implants and there will be far less movement than with a traditional denture.
All-On-4® / Teeth in a Day
Fixed Teeth are the same as single or multiple implants but they are generally joined together on between 4 and 6 implants. With fixed teeth, there is no movement of the teeth at all. Usually, you will need to get more implants for Fixed Teeth than for a Click-tite™ denture.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost
The cost of dental implants depends on a variety of factors, such as the number of teeth you need them for, and the materials used.
You can see the various costs of dental implants here but remember that your first consultation is absolutely free (and worth €150).
Final Thoughts on Dental Implants
Dental implants may seem costly, but the benefits they offer far outweigh any costs. They can prevent costlier future surgeries and improve your smile, which are unbeatable benefits. Now that you know the dental implants cost, you can decide if getting dental implants is the best decision of you. Contact us to see how we can assist you!