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 South Park Periodontics Phone Number (704) 366-2774 to schedule your consultation.
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Pleasant atmosphere. My procedure (extraction) went smoothly without any discomfort which is always appreciated in a dental office
- Daniel R
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- June K
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- Ram Pendyala
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- Maya S
Excellent place, the staff is courteous and attentive.
- Daisy French
Everyone was very friendly and professional, and even though I am a very anxious patient, I felt much calmer after discussing the procedure. I did not feel at all rushed, and my questions were taken seriously and answered with care. I was very impressed by my initial visit.
- Jennifer H
Doctor and Staff outstanding.
- Jorge B
Without hesitation, I would recommend South Park periodentistry center to anyone. From the moment of booking a consultation to the completion of surgery took less than ten days. All the team working there were excellent from the minute you walked through the door to leaving. Thank you for making what seemed a stressful experience into a non- stressful one.
- Kay R
I initially envisioned having two teeth implanted to be an ordeal that would include expected pain and discomfort. Dr. Offutt and his staff truthfully made the process seem like a normal workout at my gym. They always gave me step-by-step progress information concerning the implants. The most impressive thing I encountered was their modern state-of-the-art equipment. Their 3-D x-ray machine resulted in precise placement of my implants in relation to my jaw structure and the end result was perfect. I always had complete confidence in Dr. Offutt's professional competence and I now have two (2) perfectly functioning implants. If I know anyone who wants a tooth implant, I'll surely recommend Dr. Offutt.
- Chuck M
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- Art H
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- Tony O
I could not have been happier with my treatment by Dr. Offutt and his staff today. I felt the doctor, as well as the hygienist, did an excellent job explaining what they were doing at all times. I will definitely continue my follow-ups with Dr. Offutt.
- Kimberly H
The staff was very professional and made me feel very welcome on my first visit to the office. I would like to thank everyone that I can face to face with.
- Betty L
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- Kim C
The entire team was very professional and helpful.
- Johnnie H
Doctor was very nice the whole team is professional and courteous
- Awilda B
I am very happy with making the decision to see Dr. Cockerham. He explained everything very well and was more than helpful with getting me scheduled last minute. The staff was super friendly and was always trying to find a way to make my visit more pleasurable, even when it was for gum graft surgery!
- Cameron K
I was expecting to have more pain when the anesthesia wore off. It is the next day and I am not taking any pain medication, did not fill the prescription and took less Tylenol and Ibuprophen than recommended. I had a good evening and the doctor and staff were excellent. Thank you for a great experience.
- Tricia V
Wonderful experience! Would recommend to everyone I know ! They are that awesome!
- Tammy Z
My first visit with Dr Offutt went very well. The staff at Southpark Periodontics are very friendly anf helpful.
- Brian F
I have been receiving periodontal care from Dr. Offutt for almost 10 years and have never had anything other than an excellent experience from him and the rest of the staff.
- Dave M
I was on time for appointment and was taken rather quickly. The Dental Technician was helpful explaining what she was doing and gave a thorough explanation on maintenance between visits. The Doctor discussed with me and gave me the feeling of an old friend. His suggestions were great and professionalism showed through. Great visit.
- 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
I have been a patient of Dr. Offutt for many years and feel I get the very best care. The staff is always very courteous and explains the equipment they are using and any treatment they are doing. I never have to wait long which is sometimes disappointing because the Office has a great selection of great magazines to read!
- Jane L
I have been a patient of Dr. Offutt for over 20 years and he is always friendly and suggests the best possible solution to your problem.
- Cornelia R
Dr. Offutt and his team are fantastic! I'm always pleased with the level of service I receive and with the professionalism of Dr. Offutt.
- Terri J
Wonderful experience could not thank everyone in the office enough! They were wonderful even getting numb was easy and painless!!!! I would recommend 100%
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
- Shepherd Campbell
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
Great atmosphere they made feel very comfortable and at ease which is so hard to accomplish in a dentists office.
- Christopher T
Very nice visit. As I told one of the assistants, I worked in the profession for many years. Your office and staff are wonderful.
You cannot find a better practice than this one! Everyone is friendly, professional and knowledgeable to all of your needs!
- Cindi A
Every single person in the office was welcoming, informative, and very friendly.
- Kathy T
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