Greensboro area patients ask, are dental implants cheap?
When it comes to repairing the smile after tooth loss, it is important for Greensboro area patients to understand the benefits of not having “cheap” dental work done. Cheap is not the best way to describe a treatment for the smile that is meant to last a long time. We provide out patients with affordable dental care. Going for the least expensive treatment option is not always the most appropriate method. This couldn’t be more true for tooth replacement solutions.
Missing teeth can be replaced in one of three ways through the practice of Dr. Steven L. Hatcher, DDS, FAGD and Dr. Sona J. Isharani, DDS:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
While dentures are often the least expensive, they do require regular adjustments, maintenance, and replacement, as necessary. Full dentures are also known for being uncomfortable sometimes. Dental bridges are next in line in terms of cost, but require the dentist to remove enamel from the adjacent healthy teeth. Instead, whenever possible, our team may recommend the placement of dental implants. These are titanium restorations that look like rods and are inserted into the jawbone. They are then restored with a dental crown to appear and function as a natural tooth.
Dental implants are not “cheap,” nor are they inexpensive. However, they have the benefit of lasting a lifetime. Dental implants have a high success rate, and do not require any special care or attention. They are durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking.
Dental implants do require an upfront investment. They cost more than the alternatives, but when you consider how long they last and the benefits of having them placed, they hold much more value over time. We know that dental work can be expensive, and we want to make sure our patients have the ability to obtain the restorations and treatments they desire. This is why we offer financing options. This gives our patients the opportunity to set up payment plans that work best with their budget. Additionally, we work with many dental insurance companies to ensure any available benefits are used and applied to reduce the out-of-pocket expense of many treatments.
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