We all know that San Francisco is an expensive city in which to live. According to the website expatistan.com, a random sample of figures at June 11th 2018 show the rent for a 900 sq ft furnished apartment in a standard area was $3,500 a month, while in an expensive area it was over $4,100. 1lb of boneless chicken breast was $7, while lunch in the Financial District was $16.
A cleaner was $32 an hour, and 12oz of hair shampoo was $8. A 500ml beer in a local pub was $7, while dinner for two at an Italian restaurant was $114, and gym membership was $99 a month.
Yes, San Francisco is Expensive!
Yet, surprisingly, the cost of dental implants in San Francisco is not really any greater than they are anywhere else, which is good news for those with missing teeth or dentures that slip about, and who really want to get them fixed once and for all.
Dental implants have been around for some years now, and there is no doubt that they really are the way forward in the 21st century. They work in exactly the same way that your original teeth worked, and in some ways are actually better.
The Majority Of Patients Are Suitable for Dental Implants
Not all patients are suitable for dental implants, but the good news once again is that the vast majority of people are. The way they work is actually fairly simple to explain. A small titanium screw (the same metal used for aircraft) is inserted into the jawbone, and over a period of several weeks the jawbone and the implant fuse together in a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, an artificial tooth is fitted to the implant and – hey presto! – you have a tooth that is as good as the original.
Dental implants are great because they don’t cause any damage to the surrounding teeth as a bridge would, and they are about as permanent as you can get. In fact, they may very often “live” as long as you do.
Of course, people ask about the cost of dental implants in San Francisco and the fact is that they are not cheap. The best is never cheap, but they will make a huge difference to your life. Suddenly, you can laugh and smile without embarrassment, and you can eat anything you want to, including foods you may not have been able to eat for years.
In fact, when you consider the cost of dental implants in San Francisco, the only consideration is the cost to you. Everyone is different, and so will the cost be. Fortunately, Dr Rabinovich offers all patients an initial consult when he can answer all your questions and give you a firm quotation.