Most people don’t research luxury vehicles when they intend to buy a midrange or economy car, and the inverse true. Taking a similar approach with dental implants can help you better communicate your needs and expectations when you meet with your dentist during the consultation phase your dental implant journey. So how will you get to the end of your dental implant journey? Take a look at the various tiers of dental implants to get a better idea of which style is right for you and then consult with a dentist for specifics on the dental implant cost.
Price Economy: Implant Supported Dentures
Though they’re in the most affordable tier of dental implants, implant-supported dentures are still miles ahead of conventional dentures in performance.
Implant-supported dentures are specialized dentures that, instead of being stabilized by adhesives or frameworks, attach to dental implants. This style of denture is removable, which takes a bit away from their stability when compared to other styles of dental implant restorations.
Midrange Economy: All on 4 Overdentures
With a few key upgrades over implant-supported dentures, and a few compromises on premium features, All on 4 dental implants sit in the middle of the pack of restoration options.
Instead of a full six to eight dental implants per row of teeth, this style of dental restoration uses four economically placed implants per row. The four implants are precisely placed in the optimal position to maximize the support they give to replacement.
All on 4 dental implants typically use overdentures as the replacement teeth and their locking mechanism are, described as “fixed hybrid.” They’re anchored to the dental implants by tiny screws.
Peak Performance: Zirconia Bridges
At the premium end of the spectrum are dental implants that use bridges made of highly durable zirconia, instead of porcelain and acrylic dentures. The use of bridges instead of dentures brings this style of restoration closer than any other to matching the performance of natural teeth. This restoration style is fully fixed and is intended to last you the rest of your life.
A Deeper Look at the Dental Implant Cost
Take a moment to reserve an appointment with a dentist at National Dental to learn more about how much dental implants will cost you and to find out about ways to finance them comfortably.