When it comes to dental implants, making the right choice of the quality of materials that you are using in your mouth can make a huge difference in your life.
Only five years ago, there were about 6 to 10 companies that were making dental implants. Today over 400 companies are making dental implants.
When patients are shopping for dental implants, I always say if something is inexpensive, there is a reason.
"By far, the biggest indicator of success is having the right prosthodontist at the helm of your dental implant procedure. The right prosthodontist makes all the difference."
--- DR. REZA KHAZAIE, DDS, PROSTHODONTIST
Quality Dental Implants
For example, in some countries, there is no access to quality titanium used for dental implants, which commonly results in huge failure, something in the dental industry that we refer to as catastrophic failures.
In catastrophic failures, you lose your jaw bone, and in some cases, it is so severe that we cannot even provide implant treatment. So, as a rule of thumb, we make sure the treatment plan we provide our patients comes with the best products in the marketplace.
If you are looking for the right treatment plan for dental implants, I encourage you to look for doctors, and dental clinics that are using good quality dental implants --- your quality of life may depend on it.
What Kind of Smile Do You Want?
The first question Dr. Reza asks his patients are, "What kind of smile do you want?"
It's an important question that defines the results that are necessary to bring patient happiness.
Dr. Reza says, "My goal is to keep that happiness by making our patients happy with the end result."
Dental Implants: What Influences Price The Most?
There are several factors that influence the price of dental implants. You can see the entire list here.
However, there are primarily two major influences on price:
- The level of surgery required for dental implants
There are three levels of implant surgery.
Level 1 is the least expensive. It is for those who had adequate jaw bone to place dental implants. I have found that about 85 percent of my patients fit into this category.Level 2 is for patients that have an inadequate depth in their jaw bone or have substantially-sized upper sinus cavities. This requires more extensive surgery which increases the cost depending on the difficulty and time. Only about 5 to 10 percent of my patients fit into this level.
Level 3 is for patients who lack quality bone for dental implant placement. This is the most expensive and requires additional treatments that may include bone grafting. Only about 3 percent of my patients fit into this description.
- Final restorations When it comes to your dental implants you will need to decide on the quality of the final teeth. As technology has evolved around dental implants so has the quality of teeth. You can have the less expensive titanium and acrylic resin teeth with a variety of options and prices to expensive options such as titanium and zirconia.If cost is the driving force in your decision for dental implants then acrylic resin is generally more cost-effective. If cost is not a major factor, you should consider Zirconia which is considered durable and reliable. If you only want the very best -- there are a plethora of options to consider.
Again, these are the most common factors that influence the price. There are other factors that influence the price that I outline in-depth in Chapter 5 of my Complete Guide to All On 4 Dental Implants.
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Recognized Expert or Dentist?
A prosthodontist is a "recognized expert" who has years of advanced training in restoring and replacing teeth. They are specialists in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, All On 4 dental implants, dentures, bridges, dental crowns, TMJ disorders, and more.
Kim, a patient of Willow Pass Dental Care, recently consulted with Clear Choice, a dental chain about dental implants. Kim said, "Went to Clear Choice for consult. (But) I need a more reasonable option with a professional with more experience than my regular dentist."
It could be a big mistake to trust your teeth to an amateur or a dental professional who does not devote most of his professional time to cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.