One of the most frequently asked questions and comments we get relates to the cost of dental implants. While the process is not inexpensive, we advise our Periodontal Associates patients in Mississauga to ask themselves, “What is the cost of NOT dealing with your periodontal disease with dental implants?”
The real answer just might shock you.
Cost of Dental Implants in Mississauga versus other replacement options
Implants can cost more than other kinds of replacement teeth and might not be covered by your dental plan so talk with your benefits provider before you make any decisions. Keep in mind that in most cases dental implants are a one-time cost, unlike other kinds of tooth replacement procedures in the Mississauga area.
The Cost of NOT getting Dental Implants in Mississauga
Even if the cost is not covered by your benefits provider, the cost of NOT addressing your periodontal disease could extend to your overall health. Did you know:
Evidence suggests that people with periodontal disease may be at a higher risk for heart disease and have nearly twice the risk of suffering a heart attack, than patients without periodontal disease.
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers (source: American Academy of Periodontology)
Gum disease has also been found to raise the risk of dementia later in life.
Periodontal disease if left untreated not only affects your teeth but can ultimately affect your entire facial bone structure. If periodontal disease is not addressed with dental implants, your bone structure and face shape could be compromised. When the jawbone is not supporting a natural tooth it deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness, eventually leading to sagging facial features. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates natural bone and ultimately continues to support your natural facial bone structure.
Plus, dental implants are the best tooth replacement procedure option for those looking for the most natural feel and function possible.
So, whatever your reason, you need to weigh the pros and cons of dental implants, including the costs. Our Mississauga dental implant patients quickly realize the true cost of implants is minimal compared to the possible impact of NOT proceeding.
Come talk to our experts if you have any questions about dental implants. Call us at 647-360-9742 to book a consultation today and let us bring a healthy smile back to your life.