In 2018, approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. You might be thinking that missing one tooth isn’t that big of a deal, but this absence can literally shift your smile. Just one small gap from a missing tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to shift and move, potentially making it more difficult to thoroughly clean other teeth. This can then lead to plaque build-up, gum disease, or tooth decay.
The only thing separating you from a complete smile is the cost of a dental implant. The truth is the cost of a single dental implant can range from $3,000- $4,500 depending on the condition of the jawbone and gums, but at Penn Dental Medicine we offer low-cost dental implants to our patients.
Once you’ve become a Penn Dental Medicine patient, one of our student doctors will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the best treatment for your smile. After the examination has been completed, our student doctors will be able to determine the cost of your dental implant treatment.
While the cost of any dental procedure has to be weighed financially, it is also important to understand the potential cost to your dental health if you don’t receive a dental implant.
A missing tooth might not seem like a big deal, but as we age, our teeth can begin to shift. A gap in your smile leaves a prime space for teeth to shift and move into a new location. This makes brushing and flossing more difficult, leaving your healthy teeth targets for more serious dental issues. With a dental implant, you won’t have to worry about how your other teeth are affected by a missing tooth. In fact, a dental implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth!
Another issue that occurs with a missing tooth is the inability to chew your food properly. Depending on the location of your missing tooth or teeth, this can make chewing food difficult. Some people change their eating habits to avoid the discomfort of chewing with a missing tooth. With a dental implant, your ability to chew properly is restored and there’s no need to alter the foods you eat in order to avoid the uncomfortable feel of a missing tooth.
Don’t let the cost of a dental implant scare you away from your perfect smile. Contact Penn Dental Medicine at 215-898-8965 and make an appointment today.