Taking better care of your health is a common New Year’s resolution. This often means cleaning up your diet and exercising more. Hardly ever does it entail taking better care of your oral health. Why not, for a change, mark the New Year with dental implants?
We realize this is somewhat of an unusual New Year’s resolution. Not many people may even feel inspired to do this.
Nearly all resolutions are related to health or money. Dental implants actually help you with both, albeit indirectly.
Dental Implants Improve General Health
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants improves your general health as a whole. Numerous studies have linked gum disease to various systematic illnesses, such as a hardening of the arteries, diabetes, and stroke. We discussed the correlation between dental and general health in December’s 2016 post.
Dental Implants Save You Money
Dental implants are an investment that saves you money down the line. As just noted, implants are good for your overall health. This prevents serious maladies that could result in costly medical procedures. The cost of treating a stroke patient, for example, averages between $20,396 and $23,256. This doesn’t even include homecare assistance.
An average dental implant procedure ranges between $3,000 and $6,000. That’s a ballpark estimate for an average implant that includes the abutment and jaw implant. Insurance may also cover most of the cost, as does a dental plan if you have one.
Our advice for the New Year? Call 1895 Dental Implants to connect with one of our participating dentists. This is a big first step that helps you commit to your resolution. A new dental implant for the New Year is a great way to commemorate a fresh beginning.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving patients in Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Mill Creek, Bothell, Covington, Puyallup and all of King and Snohomish Counties