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Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost of Treatment? By Andrew Mortensen, DDS on October 20, 2023

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If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you might be a candidate for implant dentistry. Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures just like natural tooth roots. Once the implants have fused with the jawbone, you’ll be able to bite, chew, and smile with renewed confidence.

But many have asked us, “Are dental implants worth the price of treatment?”

The team at our Huntington Beach, CA, dental office would like to answer that question. We hope you’ll understand why so many people have decided that dental implants are a worthwhile investment for them.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

At our office, dental implants start at around $1,000 per implant. Since people experience different degrees of tooth loss, the overall cost of your treatment can vary.

Factors That Could Impact the Cost of My Treatment

Here are some key factors that impact the cost of implant dentistry treatment:

  • How many teeth a patient is missing
  • The number of implants required to support a restoration
  • The need for bone grafting due to bone loss
  • Other dental problems present that have to be addressed

During a consultation at our Huntington Beach dental office, we can provide you with a custom price quote for implant dentistry treatment.

What Makes Dental Implants So Special?

Some people spend tens of thousands of dollars to get a set of full-arch dental implants. This allows them to wear complete dentures without the use of adhesives or creams.

Here are four compelling reasons that people pay thousands to get dental implants placed.

Long-Lasting Results

While the implant restoration will need replacing after a decade or so, the implants themselves can last a lifetime. That’s because they are made from durable biocompatible materials. With proper oral hygiene, your implant will do their job for decades.

Exceptional Stability

Dental implants are surgically embedded into the bone structure of jaw. This allows them to fully secure a restoration. People can eat their favorite foods with total confidence. You won’t have to worry about a denture or bridge coming loose while speaking, laughing, or eating.

Prevents Jaw Atrophy

Many people suffer from bone atrophy after they’ve lost a tooth because the jaw no longer has a root to support. Since the dental implants are anchored into the jaw, they stimulate the bone tissue. This helps prevent bone loss from happening, which in turn prevents changes in facial appearance and further dental health problems.

Natural Appearance

Custom implant restorations are crafted to resemble a person’s natural teeth. The implants and abutments themselves are not visible. With implant-supported restorations, you can smile knowing your replacement teeth look completely realistic.

Bottom Line: Think of Dental Implants as an Investment in Your Health

While the cost of dental implants can seem high, many people believe that the amount they paid for treatment is worth all of the health benefits.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’re interested in this worthwhile health investment, we encourage you to visit us to learn more. Contact our dentistry practice in Huntington Beach to get more answers and insight on implant dentistry.

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Dr. Andrew Mortensen is a top-rated dentist with training from the world-famous Las Vegas Institute. His exceptional care and expertise have earned him hundreds of 5-star reviews, and he is an accredited member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

Ready to schedule a consultation at our Huntington Beach dental practice? Request an appointment online or call us at (714) 964-4183.

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