Weighing Cost of Tooth Decay Treatment with Implants
Debating between implants and other potential treatments? Consider the long term price.
Although it is easy to do nothing, it can cost you a lot more than money in the long run.
As teeth decay, patients find that in the long run treatment can become more expensive. This is due to resulting infections and diseases, for example, gingivitis and periodontitis. However, the infections and diseases are not all linked to your mouth either. These risks can affect other parts of your body too. In fact, poor oral care can possibly contribute to other problems such as the following:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Dementia or Alzheimer’s
- Respiratory infections
- Diabetic complications
For every missing tooth, you will lose 10% of your remaining ability to chew food. Additionally, neglect can lead to tooth misalignment which can complicate the cleaning process and lead to further problems. People have also reported non-medical effects difficulties from having missing teeth, such as problems with the following:
- Confidence and self-esteem issues
Dental implants can help you address these problems. Learn more about different types of dental implants as well as the cost of dental implants and financing options that are offered to EON Clinics patients.