Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. When considering the cost of dental implants and comparing quotes, there are several important points that should be kept in mind.
When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other, more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-lived. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
Over time, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face. This can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which actually integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money, but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods he or she has always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day hassles and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.
There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
The only way to receive an accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at SouthPark Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Phone Number 704-366-2774 to schedule your consultation.
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- Dennis S
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- Reece B
I was referred to Dr. Offett by my dentist due to a possible gum infection at the site of my dental implant. As an added complication, I was leaving for an extended trip. Pam, the receptionist, got me an appointment immediately, as well as a follow-up appointment, both before I had to go out of town.
Dr. Offett did an excellent job of correcting the damage and insuring that further problems did not occur. Everyone on the staff was professional and friendly. It's clear that the entire staff desires to provide top-quality care to their patients.
- Lela J
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I was taken right in and seen right away. Doctor Cockerham and his assistant were very professional. They really seemed to care about me and tried to make me comfortable and pain free. I appreciate both of them.
- Becky R
Excellent patient care; peridontist managed several patients and procedures at once utilizing his staff in a positive manner (I really liked seeing the positive engagement between staff throughout the visit); everyone was very attentive and prompt with updates & communication
- Justin A
Very comforted by staff and Dr—very happy with Dr. 2nd procedure for extraction and gum treatment and eased my reservations to continue full treatment and maintenance.
- Dennis M
I have been going here for many years. My teeth and gums were in really bad shape. He has done an awesome job!
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- Kathy T
Every staff member was very helpful. The doctor was very caring and explained the procedure every step of the way. I highly recommend this practice for your needs.
- Rebecca B
Dr. Offutt was very thorough in checking the condition of my teeth and gums. He was patient and very congenial as was his staff.
- Christina G
Super friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Staff extremely helpful and cheery.
- Lauren C
Thank you for making the procedure for my son pleasant.
- Benjamin B
Staff and doctors were very professional and friendly.
Professional and quality service. Highly recommended.
- Leland j
Excellent care. Very professional staff. Dr. Explained procedure in depth. Fees explained.
- David S
Excellent treatment and care.
- Judy C
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- Roger C
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- Michelle K
Everything about this place was a wonderful experience. The Doctor was so thorough in explaining and showing me what he has to do with my mouth and when it came to my insurance I was thoroughly explained how that would work. I can't wait to get my grafting done in the future.
- Wyteria W
Great staff and Dr. Cockerham was so nice and easy to work with! Dr. Cockerham does a wonderful job explaining everything that is being done while still making you feel at ease.
- Emily S
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- Judith T
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I am always treated kindly and professionally at every visit. I love how friendly and personable Dr. Offut is. He always makes me feel comfortable and I can tell he genuinely cares about his patients.
- Jessica B
Having an implant was a positive experience. Dr. Offett and the entire staff kept me informed, comfortable, and were very professional in all aspects.
- Jane H
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- Velice W
Always pleased with Dr. Offutt and his staff.
- Jorge F
From the initial visit to the actual LAPIP protocol, Dr. Offutt and his staff make every effort to provide excellent service, not only with the knowledge and skills to address dental concerns but also with the compassionate treatment of the patient at all times. Dr. Offutt always reviews what his procedures will be and takes time to explain everything concisely and clearly to the patient. Both he and his staff take time to explain post-operative LANAP Treatment and provide additional communication numbers if needed. The very highest recommendation to Dr. Offutt and his dedicated staff!
- Frances D
Really impressed with service, follow-up and flexibility.
- Todd S
Prompt ,efficient, friendly and very competent.
- Roy G
I really like the fact they paperless. Forms completed on the laptop. I really enjoyed this visit and have no doubt they will take really good care of me on the 20th when I have my procedure done:)
- Denene Y
I appreciated knowing what to expect and talked to through the procedure. Everyone was very kind and helpful.
- Ruth B
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- Greg K
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- DAVID F
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- Charles I
I was skeptical about going in and getting my dental needs taken care of but Dr. Offutt and his staff have been very welcoming and he has made me feel comfortable with each appointment... as much as I am terrified of the dentist I am ready for my next steps and procedures. I can't thank him enough.
- Tanisha T
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