Dental Implants Kellyville Ridge: Should You Shop Around?
When people think of effective tooth replacement, one thing that comes to mind should be dental implants.
Dental implants are permanent, functional, and natural-looking ways to restore teeth. But they do seem a bit expensive, initially, when compared to other tooth restorations.
And even among dental implant options, prices can vary widely.
At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we want our patients to receive the best treatment available, which is why we say that saving money can be a good thing, but skimping on your dental health, including dental implants, is a very bad idea.
Implants vs cheaper approaches
Dental implants are not the only approach to replacing missing teeth, and some alternatives appear cheaper, particularly in terms of the initial cost. But the seeming differences in price can be deceiving.
The three non-implant options are bridges, dentures, and doing nothing. Each has its disadvantages.
No replacement is the cheapest approach, but should never be considered. Other teeth will lose alignment, gum and bone deteriorate, and the likelihood of cavities and other dental issues rises.
And, of course, it looks terrible. This is by far the most expensive approach, as time goes by.
Dentures can replace a mouthful of missing teeth for only several thousand dollars. But they need regular replacement (every 5-8 years) and have ongoing costs such as adhesives.
Worse, dentures can lead to jawbone erosion and gum disease – meaning more expensive and aggravating treatment.
Bridges can cost from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. They last 10-15 years and come at the cost of grinding down the adjacent teeth and crowning them. Like the previously mentioned approaches, they come with the deterioration of gums and bone.
The cost of implants is all at the front end, so you know exactly what you’re going to pay for your tooth/teeth replacement, and the price should never change. Also, implants should never lead to the need for additional treatment.
Comparing the prices of dental implants
If you’re thinking about an implant, you’ve probably browsed some prices and noticed a pretty big range in them. In Australia, listed prices vary from $2850 – $11500.
As you compare prices, there are a few things to consider:
Many advertised prices are for the price of a single implant, in a convenient location in the mouth, and a perfect jaw. Bargain prices generally don’t include the cost of additional treatment.
Finally, bargains may be limited to some kinds of types of implants, and not the procedure that is best for your mouth. More highly skilled dentists may charge a bit more, as their service is better.
Extremely low prices can be the sign of a high-volume dentist, who is more interested in cranking out a high rate of implants than in getting them perfect.
Consider your tooth replacement as an investment in a better life, as well as an expense – you want it to last for a lifetime. An excellent dental implant requires a mix of science, manufacturing, and dental artistry to design and place.
Instead of just comparing prices, compare the level of trust you have in a dentist, their skill, and their experience.
So, how should I shop around?
Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge recommends that you consider “shopping around” in a different way. While shopping around for a reasonable price is sensible, it is far more essential to find a skilled dentist – a dentist with the experience, skill, and training needed for the job.
Here are the three things to keep in mind:
Materials. There are choices, for both the implant (the titanium rod that functions as root) and the crown (the ceramic or porcelain top that functions as a tooth).
As with all things, some types are more expensive, and your dentist needs to know all the materials and choose the proper ones.
Skill and experience. You want a dentist who has as much experience and expertise as possible. The treatment is not simple – comprising several appointments and usually with periods of healing in between appointments. You want a patient and skilled dentist!
Planning and Placement. Your dentist needs to take the time to understand your oral condition. The process includes scans and X-rays, so the dentist is intimately familiar with your mouth, jawbone, gums, and teeth. Additional treatments (most commonly bone-grafts) may also be needed.
If you receive your dental implants from Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we assure you that you will receive a job done so well it will make you smile!
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