Cost of Dental Implants In Santa Ana / Costa Mesa CA
Although over 500,000 individuals get dental implants yearly in the United States, some hesitate due to what they see as a rather expensive procedure. While getting dental implants is not cheap compared to the alternatives, most people quickly realize that dental implants are a wise investment in their health, comfort, and self-confidence that can last a lifetime.
A Lifetime Solution
Although the upfront cost of dental implants is higher than other tooth replacement options, including dentures and dental bridges, keep in mind that dental implants are a permanent solution. Dentures and bridges require frequent replacement, relining, and repairs to keep them functioning properly and prevent discomfort or injury to the mouth’s soft tissues. Implants never need any additional work and feel and look like your natural teeth, often lasting 30 years or more. Over 30 years, you may have to replace dentures a dozen times or more and have them relined every few years. Add in the cost of denture adhesives and cleansers, and the cost easily surpasses the one-time price of dental implants.
During the first year after losing a tooth, the surrounding jawbone can deteriorate by as much as 25%. This leads to shifting of the remaining teeth, a recessed chin, and a sunken, aged appearance. You are more likely to lose other teeth or crack your jawbone due to bone weakness. On the other hand, dentures and bridges sit on top of the jaw ridge, so the full force of your bite impacts your gums and can be painful. Meanwhile, your jawbone deteriorates beneath the surface.
Missing teeth make most people self-conscious. You may smile less, cover your mouth when laughing, and avoid eating foods you love. Dentures tend to slip, click, or shift at the wrong time, causing embarrassment.
Dental implants offer a confidence-boosting solution that restores your beautiful smile, makes you more comfortable, and allows you to eat and drink whatever you like. You do not have to worry about dentures or how others might react to missing teeth or slipping dentures. Dental implants can improve both your personal and professional life.
What is Included in the Cost of Dental Implants?
The dental implant process may involve more than one dental professional. While Dr. Mata places the implants, your dentist or prosthodontist will place the final prosthetic or crowns. When you consider the cost of getting implants, ask about these factors and whether they are included in the price:
- Office visits/x-rays and imaging/exams
- Any needed tooth extractions
- Bone grafting, if needed
- Implant placement
- Placement of the crown or prosthesis
- Post-operative care
- Follow-up appointment if needed
Always talk to your dental insurance provider to see how much of the cost may be covered. You may also consider one of the health care credit cards, such as CareCredit, which offers no-interest and low-interest loans for a wide range of medical procedures.
Schedule Your Consultation
The best way to get an accurate idea of what implants will cost you is to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs with Dr. Mata. Please call us at Santa Ana / Costa Mesa Office Phone Number 714-556-5156 to schedule your consultation.
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