Many patients are aware of the improvements that dental implants
offer over other alternatives, and they are often also aware of the costs
associated with implants, which are notorious for having a very wide range of
price tags. As a result, sometimes patients are a little reluctant to talk
about implants as their preferred option. The reality is, though, that when you
consider how long-lived they are and how little maintenance needs to be done to
keep them looking great, implants can often be the least expensive choice for
patients needing long-term tooth replacement options.
How Implants Lead to Savings
Since you can count on having dental implants in place for three or even
four times longer than bridge work before adjustment or replacement, it
stands to reason that implants are actually a lower cost solution—even if it
does not look that way at first. When you look at the results, too, that is
often the case.
Implants have titanium
anchors that attach to the jawbone, so they do not come loose.
They have excellent
porcelain finishes that appear natural and bright, just like top-quality bridge
work and crowns.
Even if the replacement
tooth is damaged, it can often be taken care of without affecting the anchors.
The result is more long lasting dental work that also looks great. In
fact, since the anchors that root your implants in place are designed to be
permanent, the results are often more satisfactory to the patient than other
options tend to be.
Implants and Insurance
Another reason why some patients choose to look at options other
than dental implants is because of their insurance coverage. While it is true
that a few years ago many plans did cover as much of the procedure with
implants as with other choices, the landscape has been changing. Now, insurance
companies are starting to recognize the difference is can make for patients when those patients can have more options available to them.
Call for More Information
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental implants, as well which insurance carriers we
accept, contact our office
today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lesinski!
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