Real Cost of Dental Implants
Real cost of dental implants: Being a specialized dental implant center and having done over 3000 implants now, we believe we are in a position to comment on this. Dental Implants as a permanent solution for dental issues has been gaining ground for over 10 years now. But, what is the real cost of dental implants is the dollar value that you pay upfront for the prosthetic teeth and cost of surgery or is the benefits that accrue to you over the period of time. What would have happened if you would selected an alternate solution like a bridge or partial denture instead of dental implants as a solution.
Real cost of dental implants varies a lot from one patient to another because dental implant treat is bespoke and personalized in nature. Treatment plant, number of appointment, allied processes like sinus lift or bone grafting can make the final cost very different from estimated initial cost. Since the treatment is personalized per your mouth and bone structure - the final result implanted teeth look very natural unlike other procedures.
That said, the cost of dental implants tends to compare very favorably to other tooth replacement options because dental implants can last so long, even an entire lifetime. Very import is your choice of dentist correctly trained and experienced, implant dentist should be your choice rather than just cost. Other teeth replacement options will appear to have a lower up front cost, but you will continue to pay that cost over and over, making them expensive compared to dental implants in the long run.
The cost for a dental implant to replace a single tooth is estimated to be in the range of $3,000 to $4,500 in North America to around a $1000 in Asia with additional cost of travel. Asia and especially India is now a preferred location when you are looking multiple implants.
When you are seeking to find the best implant dentist ask intelligent questions like: Who is the dentist?, Experience, Educational Qualifications and Practical Experience. Questions on hidden cost like; Does the price include bone augmentation, soft tissue treatment, extraction - if needed, the abutment, crown, and a provisional, immediate load? Ask Questions about where the crown is manufactured, what the size of the implant is?
Also, feel free to ask, what are the alternative solution of teeth replacement, what are cons of the alternative solution available. How long will it last? Compare it against the cost of dental implants and then you can take an informed decision. If you are opting for dental tourism do factor in cost of travel and stay. Always insist on getting a complete quotes and ask questions to figure out if there any hidden costs.
Wish you a happy and lasting smile.