Dental Implants in Tanglewood & Memorial, Houston
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
Jaw Bone Health
Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
Quality of Life
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.
Comparing Dental Implant Quotes
There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:
- Exams/office visits
- Tooth/root extraction
- Bone grafting
- Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
- Placement of the crown
- X-rays, pre/post operative care
Financing for Dental Implants
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
Schedule Your Consultation
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at Houston Office Phone Number 713-457-6337 to schedule your consultation.
Houston Oral Surgery Associates
Patient Review By Bernie B
Patient Review By Bernie B I needed a dental procedure that required surgery and was referred to Dr. Maida. I was scheduled consultation appointments with Dr. Maida that resulted in my realizing I wanted him to perform the surgery. He is extremely patient and has no problem answering any number of questions. He and his surgical staff eventually performed the surgery and did an excellent job. Several follow up visits were scheduled to monitor the healing process which is going well I am extremely satisfied with the complete experience......... I highly recommend Dr. Maida. Words about the entire staff, they all are very professional, friendly and accommodating. I feel as if I am part of a family when I am there which is a wonderful feeling. Houston Oral Surgery Associates is a great place for dental procedures.
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Patient Review By Amanda M
I initially came to Dr. Moya to have my wisdom teeth extracted and have since had another tooth extracted, a bone graft, and an implant. From scheduling to dealing with insurance, the staff is always very easy to communicate with and things are done in an efficient manner. I appreciate that there are people on staff that have been there for several years, it makes me more comfortable in my treatment. The office is well located and comfortable to be in, and appointments move quickly. They are very mindful of your time and I have never had a long wait time in the office. I tend to have a lot of anxiety surrounding dental procedures and Dr. Moya explains things well and puts me at ease. And over the years I have never had a problem with pain or recovery in any of my procedures.
- Amanda M
Patient Review By Ray L
Very pleased! No pain, no problems!
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