Today we have thousands of alternatives to dentures — but the costs for them are much higher. Dental implants are a good long-term solution for any person to replace lost teeth, but you need to know that the price for them is pretty high.
1. An implant beats dentures or bridges
All types of dental implants (dentures, bridges and regular implants) will replace your missing teeth. Bridges require filing two adjoining teeth, but this may lead to the teeth weakness and even prone them to decay. If purchasing dentures you will often have regular fit problems and they also can have bad influence on taste sensors.
Dental implants are constructed in the following way: a special titanium screw is placed in your jawbone and a “fake” tooth is attached to it. A liable and good implant will have no physical downsides and usually serve during a very long time, says Dr. Jeff Peterson, an associate dean at Los Angeles University’s College of Dentistry.
2. Cost issues
The biggest problem with all dental implants is their price. As a rule, they are not covered by any insurance, says Dr. Jeffrey Peterson. Usually practitioners in regular dental clinics will charge you with $3,000 to $4,500 for only one single tooth! But most ordinary dentists would refer you to professional oral periodontists, surgeons, or prosthodontists.
If you have a very complicated case, for example you need a dental implant close to a sinus cavity or nerve, it is definitely worth paying even some extra for a dentist or a professional surgeon in Toronto who has specialized training.
3. Equality of dental implants
As a rule, you would firstly be proposed to take Swedish dental implants from the original manufacturer; investigations held in Toronto about dental implants studies have found that Swedish implants have the highest success rates (over 90%), says Dr. Jessica Childers, a professional dental surgeon for a clinic in Florida and a member of Dental Care Alliance.
Today scientists try to create cheaper new dental implants but so far none of their researches were brought to life. So it is advised to ask your personal doctor for advice when choosing the best suiting dental implant exactly for your case.
There are also many ways to get a discount. For example you can apply for a discount plan. Some companies in Canada would charge you an annual fee (at around $80-90) and then offer you a 15-25% discount on dental implants (at this point do not hesitate to ask about the availability and pricing before you accept any deal).
Another option for those who can save money in Canada – you can visit Toronto dental implants schools. Many advanced students at some schools, studying at oral-surgery programs, may be eligible to do implants under very close supervision of a teacher but because of their studying process they make very good fraction of the usual cost. As a rule, you can find a list of local dental schools at the Dental Association in Canada.