Dental implants in Cherry Hill have become incredibly popular in recent years. In fact, an estimated 3 million Americans have at least one implant, and another 500,000 implant procedures are done annually. It’s no wonder that they’re such a popular choice – they’re easily the next best thing to your natural teeth! But what can you expect an implant to cost – and will it be worth it? Keep reading to learn about the various factors that affect the final cost of an implant and why so many people are choosing this procedure to replace their missing teeth!
How Much Do Implants Cost?
It’s difficult to give a specific answer to this question. You could compare it to asking how much a meal costs: It depends on many factors, including what you add to your meal (salad, drinks, dessert, etc.)
Similarly, the cost of an implant will always vary depending on the patient’s specific dental history, needs and goals. Here are some examples of how different implant scenarios could affect the final cost:
- Initial extractions or gum treatment – You may need separate “Phase 1” procedures before the implant process can begin.
- Bone grafting – Some patients have lost bone mass in their jaws and need to have a bone graft done before an implant can be placed.
- Implant-retained denture – The type of implants used for retaining dentures are quite a bit smaller than regular implants and patients usually require 2-4 per arch. The cost of the denture must also be factored in.
- Single implant – A single implant would be restored with a dental crown, which is an additional cost that’s usually around the same amount as regular crowns.
- Multiple implants – Some people want to replace multiple teeth or get implant-retained bridges, and the cost would vary accordingly.
Are Implants Worth the Cost?
Implants do cost more upfront than other replacement options such as traditional dentures. However, they’re more cost-effective in the long run because they can last several decades with basic care and maintenance.
The average denture has to be replaced every 5-8 years, which gets really expensive over time. Not to mention the ongoing re-lines and adjustments that need to be done when a denture becomes loose.
There’s no question that implants are an outstanding investment in your oral health. They look, feel and function more like your natural teeth than any other option – and last much longer as well.
The chances are high that you’ll be glad you opted for a more permanent option. In fact, the only regret most patients have is that they didn’t get their implants sooner!
About the Author
Dr. Barry Polansky is a general, cosmetic and restorative dentist in Cherry Hill who has placed countless implants. He always carefully evaluates each patient so he can recommend the best implant treatment plan for their situation. If you’re interested in getting implants and would like to know more about cost, Dr. Polansky can be reached via his website or at (856)795-1121.