Dental Implants: An Investment You Can Smile About

Image of smiling womanDr. Etiennee van Zyl can explain dental implants cost in detail during your consultation at his Memphis, TN, practice, helping you to coordinate a financing plan that places the treatment within your budget. Dental implants, titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to act as tooth roots, provide ample support for a variety of prostheses. Implants can fully restore oral form and function, and patients commonly feel that treatment results are life-changing.

In general, the cost of treatment depends on the number of implants required, preparatory procedures including bone grafting, anesthesia, and other factors. Many of our patients find that dental implants are an investment in their health and happiness that offers ample awards.

Budgeting for Treatment

A functional, healthy, and attractive smile is priceless. However, Dr. van Zyl understands that most insurance plans do not contribute to dental implants, and he is prepared to help you develop a payment plan that works for you. The actual cost of dental implants varies dramatically from patient to patient. It depends largely on several factors, including:

  • The number of implants needed
  • The type of sedation used
  • Preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting
  • The complexity of your condition
  • The dental crownbridge, or implant-supported denture needed to complete your treatment

The only way to know how much your treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. van Zyl. He will conduct an in-depth examination of your smile, discuss all your options with you, and answer any questions you may have. We can also review your insurance plan to determine if any costs will be covered.

The far-reaching benefits of dental implants can allow you to once again eat the foods you love, smile with greater confidence, and speak with renewed clarity.

Why Invest in Dental Implants?

Dental implants are widely considered the absolute best dental restoration procedure available today. Missing teeth can significantly impact the health and functionality of your smile. Without dental implants, missing teeth can result in:

  • The shifting of remaining teeth 
  • Additional tooth loss
  • Jawbone degeneration
  • Costly corrective dental procedures
  • An inability to properly chew or speak

After losing a tooth, the surrounding jawbone begins to recede because it no longer receives proper stimulation. Dental implants are the only restorations that provide stimulation to halt bone atrophy and promote jawbone strength.

Dental implants provide exceptional strength thanks to a process called "osseointegration," the fusion of the implants with the jawbone. This process can take four to six months to complete, but once your jaw and implants are fully integrated, you will experience a lifetime of dental support for dentures or other restorations. Although implants require a considerable investment of both time and money, most patients find they lead more fulfilling lives when they are able to stop worrying about a compromised smile and ill-fitting dentures.

Schedule Your Consultation

The far-reaching benefits of dental implants can allow you to once again eat the foods you love, smile with greater confidence, and speak with renewed clarity. Dr. van Zyl not only possesses advanced technical skill, but also a keen aesthetic eye for optimal results. To learn more about budgeting for dental implants, contact our office today.

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