If you have lost a tooth or have had an extraction you may be looking into your options for tooth replacement. We might have suggested a dental implant, which is considered the next best option to a natural tooth. But how much does a dental implant cost? Is it worth it? Dr. Danielle Wehle can answer all of your questions regarding dental implant cost in Santa Clara, CA. There are many things that can affect dental implant cost. We will work hard to offer financing options to ensure you get the care you need!
Before you make a decision about tooth replacement options it is vital to understand the important reasons why you should replace a missing tooth. The first is that remaining surrounding teeth will have to “pick up the slack,” do extra work, and may drift out of their proper place. Next, when you lose teeth you lose jaw bone which can cause a sunken-in facial appearance and continued loss. In addition, the remaining teeth are more likely to be lost now in their compromised state. Partial dentures and dental bridges are common replacement options but do not retain jaw bone and can increase your risk of tooth loss. Plus, they often need replacing every 10 years or so. Dental implants, when properly cared for, are designed to last the rest of your life! So when factoring in dental implant cost it’s important to consider the long-term benefits implants provide that other options do not.