Dental implants are a near perfect replacement option for teeth. Dental implants are extremely durable and prevent jawbone thinning after tooth loss. Implants may seem expensive when researching tooth replacement options, but the value associated with the cost is incomparable. It is natural instinct to price compare when shopping, but when going with the cheaper option for dental implants, it may cost you more than you expected.
- Advertised Prices Can be Deceiving
Advertised prices for dental procedures may not be the only price you will pay. It is not unusual practice for an oral surgeon to advertise a base price. A base price does not include extra fees such as cost of replacing missing teeth when getting implants. The more complicated the procedure, the more fees may be associated. Another fee to be aware of, that may not be included in the advertised price point, is anesthetics. Anesthesia may increase the cost of dental implants because the price of the drug fluctuates.
- Other Factors Can Drive the Cost
There are many factors that could be the driving force of the rising cost of dental implants and the high price point associated after advertising. Items such as:
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth Extractions and
- Needing Bone Grafting or Sinus Lifts
may inflate the price that had been advertised. If you are a candidate that will require extra treatments prior to the dental implants, remember that your overall cost may be affected.
- Experience is Usually More Important than Price
When it comes to replacing teeth with implants, experience is key. If your implant process is not done correctly, you may run the risk of failure. With failure of dental implants, cost associated rises. To ensure that your implants go without flaws and you have the best possible outcome, remember that the price point of experience is not comparable to going with a cheaper option.
We would love to be a part of your dental experience and place perfect implants for you. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Lopez, contact our practice today!