September 5, 2017
The value of a healthy, attractive smile is hard to calculate. You share this with others every day and a great grin can help you get ahead at work and in social situations. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile or if you are self-conscious about missing one or more teeth, then speaking with a periodontist is the right choice. Dr. Kevin Hogan can tell you more about dental implants and whether or not it is a good solution for you.
Many people have questions about determining the cost of dental implants. There are many factors that go into the final cost of dental implants, including:
The cost of the implant or implants will increase as more than one may be needed; sometimes the position of the implants in the mouth can affect the cost, as well.
In some cases, the dentist can set titanium posts into the jaw bone without any tissue restoration. In other cases, patients require supplemental gum or bone grafts before implants can be placed. Patients who have had missing teeth for several years have likely experienced a degree of bone loss. This creates sunken, recessed appearance. A tooth’s natural roots keep jaw bone tissue robust and healthy; when a tooth has been lost due to accident, injury, or illness, the jaw bone becomes weak. Grafting extra tissue onto the site where implants will be placed will help provide the foundation required for successful implantation. The titanium post acts like an artificial tooth root and the jaw bone remains strong once the new crown is in place.
It is difficult to predict exactly how much dental implants will cost, but we are happy to discuss details with patients on an individual basis. Call Smiles By Hogan today to schedule your consultation.