Dental Implants: Are They Worth It?

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As a dental office specializing in Prosthodontic procedures, to restore and replace teeth, offer our patients the best care at the most cost effective prices possible.

To that end, we have our own on site laboratory, we work with suppliers that can give us the highest quality products at the best prices and we organize our office for optimal efficiency.

Our focus, of course, is on preventive care, so that our patients keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. We know that is the ideal, and is not always possible, but we encourage good dental hygiene and offer our patients the knowledge and tools they need to maintain the best possible dental health.

When additional care is needed, we’re here to offer it. Life happens, and tooth problems occur. Our job is to assess the problem and find a solution. Dr. Stone specializes in placing Dental Implants and teaches Dental Implant technique to other dentists at two colleges in South Florida.

Why Are Dental Implants Recommended?

dental implants in one dayDental Implants are used to replace a missing or damaged tooth. For a patient in good health, Dental Implants are placed into the jaw to replace the missing tooth. The procedure has a greater than 95% success rate and will last a lifetime.

Are Dental Implants Cost Effective?

A Dental Implant, in the United States, costs an average of between $1000 to $3000, depending on factors such as where you live, who does the implant, materials used and how much preparation may be needed for the implant to be placed. (See What is the Average Cost of Dental Implants? in our Blog.)

All on Four Dental Implants are an option in some cases, too. All on Four Dental Implants give you the look and feel of natural teeth with the stability of fixed implants.

Considering that we only have two sets of teeth in our lifetime (our baby teeth and our permanent adult teeth), and that once a tooth is gone, it’s gone forever, it’s difficult to put a price on something so valuable.

how much does a dental implant costA Dental Implant lasts a lifetime, thanks to our body’s ability to form bone around the implant, which holds it firmly in place. Archeologists have found evidence of implants surviving thousands of years.

There are few things that we purchase in our lives that last thousands of years. Not only do we expect that most of our big-ticket items will have to be replaced, but most of them decrease in value as they age. Dental Implants remain viable throughout our lives and keep their value.

Figuring the value of a Dental Implants over the course of a lifetime is a way of assessing their value. There are few things in this life that keep their value like Dental Implants. Are Dental Implants cost effective? The answer is, “Yes.”

Paying for Dental Implants

Insurance companies are beginning to understand the cost effectiveness of Dental Implants and are offering coverage. Many companies will put the money they pay for crowns or dentures toward Dental Implants.

We offer our patients CareCredit to make payment as easy as possible. Contact Us to make an appointment for an assessment and to answer any questions you have about Dental Implants.

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cosmetic-dentist-fort-lauderdaleAbout Dr. John C. Stone, DDS

Dr. Stone teaches dental implant therapy to dentists in two different locations: Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic at Palm Beach College and Broward Dental Research Clinic at Broward College.  He is a specialist in tooth replacement, a Prosthodontist, and has been placing dental implants surgically since 1975.

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