One thing we hate is hidden fees. At New Albany Implants, we make sure that you know what you’ll be paying ahead of time. We have no reason to hide information from you, and we don’t think our patients would like it if we did. You should know what you’re getting and how much it will cost, and that’s all there is to it! One thing we hear a lot is that dental implants are just too expensive. We understand that; implants are definitely an investment, but are you sure your dentures are more cost effective?
A lot of factors should go into the decision between dentures and dental implants. The bill presented after your work is only one factor in the total price of these procedures. From that bill alone, dentures are definitely less expensive, but purchasing dentures is not a one time cost. Over time, dentures could actually cost more than some of our implant solutions.
How the Costs Add Up
Dentures, on their own, are a few thousand dollars. That seems much better than ten to twenty thousand for a complicated implant procedure! The problem with that thinking is that most people will not live the rest of their lives with their first set of dentures. Dentures that are ill-fitting or loose may need to be replaced. This can happen several times during your life as the jaw bone loses density and withers away, which means more sets at a few thousand dollars.
Denture wearers will also spend lots of money buying special cleansers and adhesives to try to maintain their dentures. They will be trying to make their dentures feel like natural teeth, which is never going to happen. Denture wearers pay a lower upfront cost, but they never actually restore their teeth. They spend the rest of their life struggling to make dentures work and spending money all the way.
Dental implants have a much higher upfront cost, but by the end of a life, the investment in the implants will have paid for itself. Our implants have a 98% success rate and will likely last you for the rest of your life. Not only that, but they come with Dr. Ron’s 10-year “Worry Free” warranty. If you’d like more information on the investment in implants, give us a call! We are happy to walk you through the actual costs of dentures and implants. Let us show you what smart dentistry looks like!