Your teeth can last for a lifetime with the right, but that’s not a reality for everyone. Despite the latest advancements in dentistry, 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth. If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile using dental implants in Hamden. Unfortunately, if you’re like many people, you might think you can’t afford them. It’s true you’ll pay more for them initially than other treatments, but you’ll save money down the road. Here are 3 ways dental implants will reduce your long-term oral health expenses to invest in your smile.
1. Never need to be replaced.
Dental implants are the most reliable option to treat tooth loss because they have over a 95% success rate. They are proven to last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year. Although you’ll pay more for them upfront, they are the most cost-effective long-term because they should never need to be replaced; whereas traditional prosthetics only last for 5 to 10 years.
2. Reduces oral health expenses.
A dental implant replaces the entire tooth structure from the root up. As a result, it’s the only treatment to stop bone loss in your jaw associated with missing teeth. A titanium implant post serves as a new root, stimulating bone growth to preserve your jaw’s density. You’ll stop dental drift to prevent any natural teeth from moving out of position. This will lessen the likeliness of cavities, gum disease, and additional missing teeth to lower your overall oral health expenses because you won’t need a costly treatment later.
3. Better quality of life.
The best investment you’ll receive with dental implants is the gift of a better quality of life. Filling the spaces in your smile instantly boosts your self-esteem and your outlook on social and career prospects. Not to mention, you can chew, speak, and smile without any concern because your new teeth will look and feel natural.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
There isn’t a set fee for dental implants because the cost is based on your personalized plan, like the number of teeth you’re treating. Each step in your treatment has separate costs, which can make it easier to pay for your new smile because you won’t need to cover the entire amount at once. In addition, many dental insurances offer some coverage for certain portions of your treatment to help offset any out-of-pocket expenses.
If you’re ready to make a cost-effective decision for your smile, it’s time to schedule your consultation for dental implants.
About Dr. Ronald J. D’Andrea
Dr. D’Andrea earned his dental degree at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He has completed advanced training in many specialties, including dental implants. As the President of the New Haven Dental Association, your smile will be in good hands. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.