Replace a missing tooth economically with an affordable dental implant in San Carlos
Many San Carlos patients ask about the cost of dental implants and want to know if there is any such thing as an “affordable” dental implant. The cost of dental implants can vary, depending on the work that is required for it. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, our team will work with you to come up with an affordable, beautiful looking solution for missing, broken and failing teeth.
When patients are missing a tooth, there are typically two options:
1. Dental Implant – this replacement root is finished with an abutment and a crown.
2. Dental Bridge – this prosthetic has an artificial tooth supported by adjacent teeth with crowns.
Why it’s important to replace missing teeth
Missing teeth must be replaced to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting into the open space. When teeth move, it can cause issues with the bite and increase the risk of decay or gum disease. Additionally, when the jawbone is not stimulated by a tooth root it begins to resorb. Over time, the bone can deteriorate enough to make replacing missing teeth difficult. By replacing the lost teeth in a timely manner, it can save you money and a more involved procedure.
A dental implant is put into place by the dentist in an outpatient procedure. Once the implant is in place, the bone will heal and fuse around the implant. During the interim, a temporary restoration is used for functionality and appearance. Once the healing is complete, patients will come back for the placement of the abutment and the dental crown.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality due to cost
Many patients think that choosing a dental restoration ultimately comes down to cost. The truth is, a dental implant may initially cost more than a dental bridge, but, because it’s the longest-lasting solution, it ends up being worth it overall. Additionally, dental implants are the strongest and most effective solution for missing teeth. Your dental implant will look and function naturally. Dr. Gupta and her staff offer 0% interest financing options to make the dental implants more affordable with smaller monthly payments.
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