When making a big decision, it’s important to carefully consider each factor of your possible decision. At First Dental Associates, we understand that one major factor our patients put a lot of thought into is cost.

When you come to our Reading, MA dentist office for a consultation or to learn more about teeth replacement, there’s a good chance we’ll discuss dental implants. One of the first questions you may ask is “are they affordable?”

We can tell you with complete confidence that once you consider your improved quality of life while comparing the costs of alternative options like dental bridges, the answer will likely be “absolutely, yes!”

In fact, dental implants are so durable that they truly are a lifetime investment that can completely restore the look and function of your smile.

A Brief Guide To Dental Implants

So you know they can have a profound impact on your smile and your overall health, but what exactly are dental implants? Great question!

Dental implants are screw-like dental tools that function as replacement tooth roots. Dental implants give us a strong base to work with when replacing your teeth with natural-looking fixed or removable replacement teeth like crowns or dentures.

If you’re deemed a good candidate for dental implants, we will surgically place them in your jaw. Once placed in your jaw, over a period of a few months, the implants will fuse with your bone, making them just as strong as natural teeth. The implants can then fully support a dental crown or implant-supported denture to give you a complete smile once again.

Are Dental Implants Covered By Insurance?

Whether or not dental implants are covered by insurance depends entirely on your individual dental insurance plan. Some insurance plans will cover some of the costs from the procedure, while others may not cover anything at all.

We will work with you to find out what your insurance will cover. If your dental insurance doesn’t cover dental implants, we can create a payment plan to help the treatment fit your budget.

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

There are many benefits to choosing a dental implant as your tooth replacement option. Some of those benefits include:

  • Durability

You would be hard-pressed to find a tooth replacement option that’s as durable as a dental implant. Dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth. Because they will fuse with your jawbone, they become as strong and dependable as healthy, natural teeth.

  • Speech

With a mouth full of natural, healthy teeth, you may not have thought twice about how your teeth can affect your speech. Missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures can cause you to slur your words and affect your speech to the point that other people have a hard time understanding you. Dental implants allow you to speak clearly and confidently.  

  • Comfort

Many of our patients make a point to tell us how much more comfortable dental implants are than traditional, removable dentures. We can even use dental implants to hold your dentures in place.

  • Eating

With dental implants, there are no eating restrictions. You can eat whatever you want, without thinking twice about it. Dental implants work just like your natural teeth which means you can eat your favorite foods with confidence!

  • Self-confidence and appearance

Missing teeth can affect your appearance by giving your face a sunken-in appearance. Additionally, if lost teeth aren’t replaced soon enough, your bone can start to deteriorate, affecting the shape of your face. With dental implants, you can protect your bone health and keep your beautiful smile and natural face shape. That means a big boost in self-confidence for you!

  • Oral Health

Dental implants help keep your mouth healthy. They protect your bone and remaining natural teeth while making easier to maintain your oral health. Just brush and floss like normal and you’ve got a healthy, beautiful smile!

Learn More About Dental Implants Today

To learn more about this lifetime investment, schedule a consultation with First Dental Associates. We’re more than happy to talk with you and find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Call (781) 435-7290 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!