Advice From the Low Cost Dentist on Dental Implants, PART 1

This two-part series provides a comprehensive overview of the cost of dental implants compared with other tooth replacement solutions and why, considering …

“If you’re in the market for the best, longest-lasting and most aesthetic solution to one or more missing or irreparably damaged or decayed teeth, then quite simply, you can’t do any better than dental implants,” say low cost dentists. Many patients are concerned over the cost of dental implants, but when you consider the incredible suite of advantages and benefits they offer over traditional tooth replacement technologies, it becomes swiftly clear that they are a wise long-term investment. “The cost of dental implants is an investment in both your oral health and quality of life,” explain low cost dentists.

Low Cost Dentists: About Dental Implants

According to low cost dentists, dental implants are tooth replacement devices constructed from exceptionally strong, non-corrodible and durable materials. The key difference between dental implants and other tooth replacement methods is that implants are placed permanently in the mouth via an artificial ‘tooth root’ constructed from medical grade titanium. “Titanium is the only metal that is completely bio-compatible, so the implant forms a strong bond with the surrounding jaw bone,” say low cost dentists. This provides a secure base to which either a ceramic dental crown can be affixed (in the case of single tooth replacement) or a prosthetic dental bridge (in the case of multiple tooth loss).

“It is primarily because dental implants mimic the functionality of a natural tooth and replace both the root and the crown (unlike dentures) that they’re able to last for decades without restoration or replacement,” explain low cost dentists. “This makes the cost of dental implants a very small price to pay considering that patients get a functional and aesthetic replacement tooth that will last them as many as 30 years or more!”

So, how does the cost of dental implants compare to alternative tooth replacement technologies and hardware? Let’s ask the low cost dentist…

The Low Cost Dentist on Alternative Tooth Replacement Methods: Dental Bridges

“Unfortunately, the cost of dental implants frequently compels patients to consider the alternative tooth replacement solutions,” say low cost dentists. “Dental bridges can be used to provide a functional and aesthetic replacement for single teeth, but there are many problems with this technology. Perhaps the greatest of all is that they require the two perfectly healthy teeth on either side of the bare socket to be filed down completely in order to support the bridge,” explain low cost dentists. “You’re effectively sacrificing two healthy teeth to replace one tooth.” But the story doesn’t end here. Dental bridges are notorious for causing problems in the mouth:

  • They don’t feel very natural, so patients tend to be constantly aware of them
  • They only last about 5-10 years before they need to be replaced.
  • They only replace the tooth crown and the lack of stimulation to the underlying jaw bone causes atrophy and bone loss.

“Bridges can require frequent restoration and when you factor in the cost of replacement and the time of your dental healthcare practitioner, these costs add up,” say low cost dentists. “It really is better for patients to cover the cost of dental implants from the get go. Implants are generally problem-free and have a much longer lifespan, almost always without the need for any restoration or additional dental work.”

Low Cost Dentist: Stay Tuned for Part 2

To read more advice from low cost dentists on the cost of dental implants and how they compare with traditional tooth replacement technologies and hardware, stay tuned for the second installment of this article series.