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Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?
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Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?

There’s no getting around it—dental implants are expensive, and they’re rarely covered by insurance. You might be wondering if you should bite the bullet and make the investment now—or will dental implants get cheaper if you wait? And if the price stays the same or even goes up, is there some other way to find...

Are Dental Implants Safe?
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Are Dental Implants Safe?

A dental implant is often a great solution for a missing or damaged tooth. Many patients prefer them to old-fashioned dentures or bridgework. Implants consist of a metal post that is embedded directly into the jaw bone, topped with an artificial crown that looks and feels like the original tooth. Drilling a hole into your...

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences
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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences

Both options, dental implants and dentures, offer advantages to different types of patients. Which one is best for you? Tooth loss impacts people for various reasons and at different stages in life. When you’re trying to figure out how to compare dental implants vs. dentures, cost is obviously a massive factor. Convenience and age also...

What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023
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What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023

When dental implants first became widely available, the costs were so extraordinarily high that most dental surgeons did not offer them. However, as the raw costs of materials have decreased, and the equipment to produce dental implants requires far less of an upfront investment, prices have become much more competitive.  Dental implants, once thought out...

Missing Teeth? What to Do About the Cost of Implants
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Missing Teeth? What to Do About the Cost of Implants

Some 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. And dental implants have become the preferred choice for restorations. But what do you do if you are missing teeth, and can’t afford implants? Many people go without, but this is a bad idea. Missing teeth should be...

Dental Plates vs. Implants: Which is Better?
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Dental Plates vs. Implants: Which is Better?

Dental plates and dental implants are two very different solutions to the same problem: Missing teeth. Understanding the differences, together with a dentist’s evaluation and guidance, will help determine which is right for you.  A dental “plate” is a term referring to any removable dental prosthetic. This covers any type of false teeth: full dentures,...

The Top 6 Myths About Toxic Dental Materials
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The Top 6 Myths About Toxic Dental Materials

Modern-day dentistry has advanced in some remarkable ways. Things like dental implants that look and feel just like real teeth and dental sealants that help children avoid getting cavities would have surprised dentists and patients alike 100 years ago.  As welcome as these advancements are for many people, they are bound to raise some questions....

What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?
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What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace missing ones. Getting implants involves surgery that is moderately invasive, and not all dentists can perform it. It is important for patients considering implant surgery to understand what kinds of dentists do implants. General dentists, oral surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists may all have the necessary qualifications. ...

Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain
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Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain

Dental implants have become increasingly popular because of their durability in comparison to alternatives such as a bridge or dentures. Plus they look and feel like real teeth! But implants require surgery, and surgeries usually involve pain. How much do dental implants hurt, and for how long? And when should patients consult their surgeon about...

Dental Implants: What are they, and do they work?
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Dental Implants: What are they, and do they work?

Whether due to accidents or tooth decay, millions of Americans are missing teeth. People often replace missing teeth for cosmetic reasons, but there are other good reasons to replace them, too. Missing teeth can lead to further oral health problems in the future.  Dental implants provide a more permanent replacement for those missing teeth, and...