A great smile contributes significantly to helping you get what you want in life. Hollywood celebrities invest in it and normal folk go to great lengths to have it and all because there is something to be said about a person being able to smile without feeling as if they have something to hide. Confidence is the key to everything good life has to offer and if you lack it then you may need to amp it up fast.
There are quite a lot of cosmetic dental procedures flooding the market today, with varying degrees of qualification criteria. Sure, if we won’t consider medical history or facial structure, then maybe you can have your pick of what procedure you’d like to undergo without any worries but then again, it’s long-term results that we are after and as such, we cannot just choose at random. Nothing worth having is easy to get after all.
Among the more popular procedures people opt for when it comes to improving their smile are dental implants. However, tooth implant cost is something that isn’t easily affordable to many people, especially since not all dental insurance plans cover the procedure because of its cosmetic nature.
And because of the considerable costs, it is important to consider a few things before availing of dental implants. For one, the tooth should only be extracted if it is beyond saving and that there are two components of the procedure that you need to think about carefully: the surgical and prosthodontic components. And then there’s also the question of who you need to go to when you want to have it done as even general practitioners can also do cosmetic dental procedures.
As mentioned, dental implants can be quite an expense so you need to be prepared to spend quite a bit. The extraction alone can cost you between $200 to $400, and that’s not yet including the dentures and bridges that you need to use as interim while your implant is being made, costing about $150 to $350. And then of course, there is an actual implant which is between $5500 to $6500.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that you may need to get some procedures done before the implant can be done because there are conditions that may prevent it from working for you so that means you need to spend a couple more thousand dollars to get them done if ever.
Then again, you can always just choose to save your tooth which will only cost you about $1700 to $2700 for a root canal procedure. So when you are researching or asking around for quotes, make sure you are quoted for both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of the procedure. Understand as well, that the costs will be determined by whether or not you have a specialist do the procedure and the dental laboratory where your implants will be made.
So, if you are bent on improving your smile, make sure you do your homework and gather all necessary information and compare price quotes before you make this life-changing decision. It will only be worth it if you are able to go through it without too much hassle, both financially and physically.
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