Dental Implant Cost and Value
Here at Pickens Family Dentistry in Vancouver, WA we understand how hard it can be to eat and speak after losing teeth. Not only does your ability to eat and speak suffer following tooth loss, but your self confidence and quality of life diminish as well. Fortunately, we offer dental implants, which replace your teeth in both form and function, giving you natural looking replacements that help to chew you food exactly as your natural teeth once did.
How much does a dental implant cost?The cost of a single dental implant is usually between $1000 and $3000. There are some situations where the cost of a single dental implant will fall outside of this range, mostly having to do with the oral health of the patient. The value and use that you will get out of a single dental implant over the course of your life will be far more than the cost of the placement procedure.
What are the value of dental implants?Dental implants are unique among dental procedures, in that they consistently provide the most value over time for every patient who has them placed. Let’s consider what happens when you lose a tooth or several teeth:
When you replace a lost tooth with a dental implant you fix all of these issues. Your speech and appearance return almost immediately following dental implant placement. As the bone in your jaw heals around the surgically place dental implants, it integrates the implants into the bone structure through the process of osseointegration. Once the dental implant restorations are placed and you start to use them as you would your natural teeth, they provide the feedback that your jawbones needs to stay healthy.
How long do dental implants last?Of all the tooth replacement options that are available today, dental implants are, by far, the longest lasting option. There are a few different components to a dental implant to consider, each with their own lifetime. The most important of these components is the titanium dental implant post, which can easily last a lifetime assuming you visit us twice a year for checkups and maintain good oral health. The restoration, which is the part of the dental implant that looks and acts like a real tooth, has a typical lifetime of 10 to 15 years.
How much will my dental implants cost?When it comes to dental implants, cost is one the most common questions we get asked. There are a number of factors that go into the cost, such as patient health, quantity of implants required, and the specific type of implant procedure being performed. Call us today at (360) 254-6411 for any questions. We can give you an idea about some generalities surrounding dental implant cost, and we can elaborate on the tremendous value that they provide to our patients. If you're ready to schedule your implant consultation, we will be able to help you determine a better idea of how much your unique case will cost.