Dr. Karl Neuhaus understands the financial concerns that patients may have when it comes to paying for dental care, especially advanced treatment options such as dental implants. During a consultation, he will discuss all aspects of your treatment options, including associated costs. When compared to traditional options for tooth replacement such as dentures, dental implants may cost more up front. However, in most situations, the long term benefits for overall health and lack of maintenance costs often outweigh the higher initial costs.
The total cost of a dental implant procedure can vary widely, depending on several key factors:
- Number of implants being placed
- Location and size of the implant
- Need for bone grafting or additional procedures to restore health
Why Choose Dental Implants?
This is the question most patients ask when discussing their tooth replacement options at Creekside Dentistry. Dr. Neuhaus recommends dental implants because they provide the best long term results for comfort, dental health and daily quality of life. Patients who use dentures to restore their smile often compromise these important factors and suffer with a range of problems:
- Bad breath
- GI issues as a result of dietary changes
- Difficulty speaking as the fit of dentures changes over time
- Social anxiety due to slipping dentures
Dentures also require diligent daily care in order to keep them clean and avoid infection form bacteria that can remain on the surface of your appliance.
Missing Teeth: Long Term Concerns
Avoiding tooth replacement because of treatment cost often leads to more expensive treatment down the road and decreased quality of life. The longer you put off dental implant treatment, the more likely you are to need additional procedures that can increase total cost. Left untreated, missing teeth have a domino effect on your oral health, slowly leading to changes that affect the health of the gums, teeth and fit of the bite.
And it’s not just the financial cost of all these treatments. Going without your teeth also impacts the way your smile looks, your ability to speak and your overall self confidence. The impacts of missing teeth can be far reaching, affecting your overall health, social interactions and even the ability to get a job.
Call Our Dental Office
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Neuhaus in Amherst, NY. The first step towards restoring your smile and your confidence is to learn more about dental implants and how they can address your unique concerns and goals. Contact our office at 716-262-8070 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.