Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost of Treatment? By Mike Meek, DDS on May 30, 2024

man in a dentist chair looking in a mirror and smiling while holding a thumbs upDental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss but their cost is higher than other dental restoration procedures, leading some to wonder if it’s worth it. Dental implants cost varies depending on the needs of each patient, like the number of implants and type of restoration. Many patients find it’s well worth the money to have their smile and dental function restored.  

Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David J. Tasch’s dental practice, 38th Street Dental, offers financing options to make dental implants affordable for any budget in AustinTX. For more information about dental implants, we welcome you to schedule a consultation. 

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed within the jaw bone that act as an artificial tooth root. Different types of dental restorations can be paired with implants to replace one or more missing teeth. 

Dental implant treatment can cost a few thousand dollars or more depending on the extent of treatment. Some factors that contribute to cost include: 

  • The number of implants placed
  • The type of restoration paired with implants, such as an individual crown or implant-supported dentures
  • Treatments needed before an implant can be placed, like bone grafting or gum disease treatment
  • Sedation during surgery

The Benefits of Dental Implants Make it Worth the Cost

Although dental implants may seem expensive, many patients find the benefits make the costs well worth it. When combined with financing options at our Austin practice, dental implants can be an affordable solution to enjoying restored dental function and oral health. 

While there are many benefits to undergoing dental implant treatment, the following are some of the biggest benefits that make dental implants worth the cost. 

Dental Implants Feel Natural

Dental implants closely mimic the natural tooth root, providing a secure base for dental restorations, including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures, to attach to. 

When dental restorations are attached to dental implants, they are held securely in place, allowing patients to eat and speak with confidence.  

Dental Implants Look Natural

Not only do dental implants feel natural, they also look natural. Dental implant treatment is customized to create a seamless blend between the dental restoration and surrounding teeth. 

Dental Implants Are Permanent

Dental implants are designed to be permanent so it’s helpful to look at the cost of dental implants as an investment in your lifelong oral health. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.  

Dental Implants Prevent Jawbone Loss

With long term tooth loss, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. Even wearing dentures or a traditional dental bridge can’t prevent jawbone loss. Without a tooth root in place, the jawbone doesn’t get sufficiently stimulated to continue growing. Over time, the bone will recede. Dental implants closely mimic the tooth root, which stimulates jawbone growth and prevents deterioration.

Boosts Confidence

Besides the health benefits of dental implants, restoring missing teeth can also boost confidence. Having a smile you’ll be happy to show off is priceless! 

Schedule a Consultation 

Dental implants restore dental function and can boost confidence in your smile. To find out if dental implants are right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Austin dentists.  

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38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, utilizes the latest proven technology to provide you personalized dental care. Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch are members of local and national dental associations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online today!

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