If you have missing teeth, you may be wondering why you should spend money to replace those teeth. When natural teeth are lost, your jaw bone will deteriorate without the stimulation of the roots. Your surrounding teeth will be compromised and may start to drift out of their proper alignment, and be forced to make up for doing the job of your missing teeth. Your remaining teeth run a higher risk of being broken or lost in the process.
Dental implants are a successful long term solution for tooth replacement. Dr. Jeffrey Zatzkin is a periodontist in Red Bank, NJ offering dental implants to his patients.
What Does a Tooth Implant Cost?
There are a variety of factors that influence the cost of dental implants, including:
Do you have periodontal disease? For a successful dental implant outcome, it is vital that any gum disease be treated to remove the aggressive infection in your mouth. Dr. Zatzkin might suggest scaling and root planing or osseous surgery. These procedures will be added to your tooth implant cost.
How many teeth need replacement? The more dental implants, materials, and treatment time that are needed will affect the tooth implant cost.
What type of procedure is it? There can be several options of dental implants to choose from. Dr. Zatzkin will recommend which one is best for your specific treatment needs.
Do you have bone loss? Dental implants need sufficient bone to be successful. If your teeth have been missing for awhile or you are fully edentulous (without any teeth), you may need a bone graft to build up your jaw bone. This grafting procedure will be added to your tooth implant cost.
Do you need extractions? Extractions of decayed or broken teeth at the planned dental implant sites will be added to your tooth implant cost.
Do you need a sinus lift? A sinus lift will prevent your dental implants in the upper molar regions from interfering with your sinus cavity. This procedure, if needed, will be determined by Dr. Zatzkin.
Dr. Zatzkin and our staff put your oral health first and will do everything we can to make treatment possible for you. If you would like to learn more about the cost of dental implants in Tinton Falls, NJ, call Dr. Zatzkin and schedule your consultation today.