Are Dental Implants Worth The Cost?

By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc.
July 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out if getting dental implants is really worth the expense.

When it comes to weighing the pros and cons of your tooth loss treatment, for many people the financial cost is a big factor. What your dental implantsinsurance will cover, plus the money you have saved away, can determine which treatment is the most wallet-friendly choice. Redlands dentist Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stotts is happy to tell you why dental implants might cost you more upfront, but maybe provide more happiness in the future.

How much do dental implants cost?

Because no two patients are alike in their treatment plans, it’s difficult to come up with a proper estimate without ever seeing the patient. A lot will depend on how many implants you need and the number of appointments you’ll have before getting your full restoration. After your initial consultation with our Redlands restorative dentist, we will be able to provide you with a detailed treatment plan and a breakdown of the cost.

Will insurance cover my implants?

It’s wonderful to note that more and more insurance companies are noticing the important long-term benefits of dental implants and what they can provide patients with missing teeth. Talk to your insurance company about whether they cover dental implants and how much they will cover. If they don’t cover dental implants, don’t lose hope. Talk to us about our financing or payment plans to help you get the restoration you want.

Are they worth the higher price tag?

While some patients are more than happy to get dental bridges or dentures, because the treatment process is faster and easier, dental implants offer more long-term benefits than any other treatment option. In fact, implants are designed to last many decades while dentures last about five to eight years. Dental bridges last anywhere from five to 15 years. This means you’ll end up spending more money along the way to replace or repair dentures or bridges, which you may never have to with dental implants. In the long run, you could end up paying more for other tooth replacement options.

Whatever treatment option you choose we are here to help make it an easy and painless transition. If you want to find out your treatment options call Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc. to schedule your dental implant consultation in Redlands, CA.