The cost of maintaining teeth can be pricey. Filling and refilling cavities, root canals, and so forth really begin to build in price cost over time. Whilst it is always important for us at Dental Implants of Ocala to put patients first, many ask us if full-arch dental implants can save them money or if they should continue to repair their teeth. Whilst we don’t have an answer for everyone, here is what we generally talk to patients about when it comes to getting single or full-arch dental implants.
On The Question Of Repairing Teeth
Many people come to us who have thrown thousands at their teeth hoping to keep them healthy and repair damage or decay. They come and ask whether they should start looking towards getting full-arch dental implants instead of throwing all this money at repairing their teeth.
It honestly depends on the client. Some people are looking to make the best health decision for themselves. In many cases, we would offer implants at a certain point because the teeth are no longer viable. But there are those who are worried about losing their real teeth. They have their religious or other personal reasons as to why and we respect that. We are not here to force a decision down people’s throats. We want to work with you to figure out the best solution for you.
The reality is though, whilst implants have a high initial cost, they can end up costing less over time. As the price to fill cavities continues increasing, as root canals continue being needed, as repairs to chipped teeth keep being done, the cost builds and builds over time. With implants, we aim for it to be a one-and-done deal which means much fewer visits to the dentist office.
Our Various Full-Arch Options
When people are to the point they come to us and ask that question, it is because many of their teeth are no longer viable. That is why full-arch dental implants are the best option as they replace a whole set of teeth with the comfort and ease as if one had a full set of teeth. When talking about full-arch implants, the first question becomes should they be fixed or removable.
For many who are upgrading from dentures, removable implants are the next step in their journey as they are typically more affordable than fixed implants and allow more stability than traditional dentures. By snapping the implant into place, the stability of having your teeth rooted similarly to normal teeth allows for a greater amount of hard or chewy foods to be eaten than with traditional dentures. There is the added maintenance though as parts get worn over time and so visits, while less frequent than the dentist, still do occur and can be costly depending on the cost of repair.
Fixed implants require less maintenance but do typically have a higher cost. We here have driven down the cost by incorporating our lab center within our practice which has also driven down the price significantly as well as the time it takes to make implants. What this question really comes down to is how much maintenance will these options take and what can you afford.
These are not easy decisions to make which is why we are here to help. There are many questions people have here that we have not even scratched the surface on when it comes to full-arch implants and other options available. Whilst we have more blogs that talk about this, your unique situation may be best handled by coming in and visiting with us. Our kind and supportive staff are always ready to greet new faces. Dr. Nick Brand is ready for any case, no matter the challenges and complexities involved, because of his dedication to bringing smiles back to everyone he works with.
Are You Considering Dental Implants?
If you want to talk to our expert team about what is best for you, call us at (352) 306-5595 to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Nick Brand in our office in Ocala, FL. Or, if using email is more your style, we also have a web contact form you are welcome to fill out that we answer as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you and finding the best option that works for you!