Are Dental Implants Value For Money ?

An interesting article courtesy of Dr Balaji at www.thegallerydental.com who has many years of experience placing dental implants in patients from Bicester and Milton Keynes. The question is asked – “Dental implants are extremely expensive. How can you justify the cost ?”

The answer to this question is complex, but Balaji explains it as follows :

Dental implants are expensive, there is no getting away from that. The level of skill and training required to qualify to place dental implants is extremely rigorous and can take several years. Once qualified, the dental implantologist must spend a great deal of time with each potential patient, assessing whether the patient is suitable for implants, and the whole process from start to finish can take up to 6 months and involve up to 10 or even 12 visits to the dental practice. There is a substantial capital investment required in the equipment needed to provide a dental implants service, and the cost of the dental implants materials themselves is substantial as well.

On the plus side, apart from the many physical and psychological benefits that dental implants give to the patient, Balaji urges people to take a long term view of the costs involved. With many patients now enjoying troule free dental implants lasting over 20 years, he rationalises the cost by saying ” here in Bicester, dental implants procedures probably cost on average around £6000 . This sounds like a huge amount, but if you then divide that cost across the lifetime of the implants, you suddenly realise that your dental implants actually cost you less than £300 per year, which is around 80p per day – you can’t get a decent newspaper for that nowadays ”

Also, the cost of dental implants in Bicester for his patients can be spread over several years to ease the financial burden, so if you are considering getting dental implants, and you’re in the Bicester area, why not give Balaji a call at thegallerydental.com – there’s a warm welcome waiting for you from all the team there.