If you are missing teeth, you may have thought about a variety of solutions, including bridges, dentures, or dental implants. Since implants are not covered by insurance and may cost more than other options, many people wonder if they are worth it. The answer will depend on your unique needs, but overall, we have found that most patients do indeed think that their implants were well worth it.
If you are interested in dental implants to restore your missing teeth and repair your smile, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jorge Paez of Nevada Dental Esthetics at702-737-3553 today to schedule your consultation.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
There are a number of benefits to choosing implants to restore your smile, including:
- Helps prevent bone loss in the jaw
- Provides stability for neighboring teeth
- No need to touch surrounding teeth
Dental bridges and traditional dentures cannot help to prevent the bone loss that starts to occur after a tooth is lost. If you are missing many teeth, this bone loss may eventually lead to jaw collapse, giving your face a sunken-in appearance. Since implants actually replace the tooth root, they provide a stable anchor for bone to grow around, allowing your jaw to retain its shape.
In addition, dental bridges require that neighboring teeth be filed down and fitted with crowns to provide anchor points for the replacement tooth. Glue-on dentures can be uncomfortable and unstable, leading to issues with chewing and talking. With dental implants, the enamel of your natural teeth can be left alone, and the crown fitted to the implant allows you to chew and speak normally.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants will vary depending on your unique circumstances. Factors that may affect the price can include:
- How many implants you need
- What type of crown you choose
- If you need a full set of dentures
- If you need any other dental procedures in addition to the implants
Dr. Paez will discuss your options with you during your consultation, and will let you know exactly how much you can expect to pay. Unfortunately, dental implants are not covered by insurance. However, we offer a variety of payment options and financing plans to help you cover the cost. We believe that everyone should have access to the best possible dental care, which is why we will work with you to help you afford your implants.
If you are interested in dental implants, contact Dr. Paez today at 702-737-3553 to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in the greater Las Vegas area, including Spring Valley and Summerlin.