If you have a tooth that has deteriorated so badly that it cannot be saved, or several teeth in the same condition, you may want to consider dental implants. If you have implants fitted you can have secure, natural looking false teeth that enable you to continue smiling brightly.

Of course, there is a lot to consider if you are thinking of dental implants as an option, not least the price. Dental implants consist of two parts, a metal piece which is usually a screw and fits in the gum and a porcelain false tooth which is attached to the screw and remains secure in your mouth.

Neither of these parts is cheap and you should always make sure you are being quoted a price for both parts when you ask; otherwise you might be in for a nasty surprise. We are going to take a look at when dental implants might be a good option for you and how much you can expect to pay.

When might having dental implants be a good idea?

Dental implants have plenty of advantages, when compared to traditional dentures. They are more secure in your mouth which means you can eat harder foods with no difficulty. They also help to prevent the bone loss that you can suffer if you have teeth missing while, at the same time, having no detrimental effect on surrounding teeth.

One of the most important advantages of dental implants is that they look completely natural so they can play a big part in helping to increase a person’s confidence. It’s important to note that although dental implants can be an excellent option they are not suitable for everyone. The dense bone tissue in your jaw has to be at a reasonably high level for dental implants to be fitted. If this is not the case then dental implants are not for you.

This is also true if you have periodontal disease which is a form of gum disease. Ideally you should be a non-smoker, to have dental implants fitted. You can definitely not smoke while you are healing from the process, at the very least.

What will you pay to have dental implants fitted?

The one thing you can be sure of, when it comes to dental implants, is that they are not cheap to have fitted. Dental implants are very strong and long lasting and they look very natural; but you should be prepared to pay a substantial amount of money for these benefits.

If you want to have dental implants fitted you should expect to pay between $3,000 and $5,000 per tooth. The price varies depending on personal circumstances so you will need to ask for an accurate quote, but it is likely to be in the region of these two figures.

Being told that your real tooth is no longer viable is never a good thing. You need to make a decision regarding the fitting of dental implants based on the whole picture, financial, practical and preferential.