Published: 09/07/2018

Dental implants are preferred by many patients and recommended by many dentists. If you’ve recently lost one or more teeth, there are many reasons to consider replacing them with dental implants. Unlike some tooth replacement options, implants don’t need to be replaced every few years. If you care for them as instructed by your dentist, they can potentially last up to 25 years (or even longer). Dental implants are the only type of tooth replacement shown to stimulate the jawbone and help it remain strong and healthy. If you’re wondering about dental implant cost in Thousand Oaks, CA, here are a few factors that can affect how much you pay.

  1. Timing

When it comes to replacing missing teeth and affordability, timing is everything. The longer you leave your empty tooth sockets untreated, the more likely you are to lose bone mass in the area. Dental implants can’t be placed in weak, degraded bone. If your bone is not dense enough to support implant posts, you may be required to receive a bone graft before a dental implant can be placed. This extra procedure will add to the total dental implant cost.

  1. Number of Implants 

Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant will cost less than replacing multiple teeth at once. However, if you have multiple missing teeth, it’s better for your oral health and your wallet to replace them all at once rather than individually over time. Your dentist may also offer a discounted rate if you require multiple implants.

  1. Location 

Where your missing tooth is located could affect the cost of your dental implant procedure. Teeth located in the back of the mouth are generally less expensive to replace than teeth located in “the smile zone” in the front of the mouth.

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