Cost of Dental Implants
How much does a dental implant cost?
There are several different things that can influence the cost of dental implants including:
- the type of anesthesia
- the extraction of the natural tooth if needed
- whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
- any health conditions that might cause complications
- models or guides
At the time of your consultation Dr. DeDecker will thoroughly review your current dental health and needs to determine the best treatment plan for you.
The Dental Implant Process
Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps:
- Bone graft or site preservation
- Placing the Dental Implant the titanium tooth root
- Placing the Crown the porcelain tooth
- Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care
Single Implants can range in cost from $2000 – $4000, but circumstances can drive that higher. We recommend scheduling an appointment for an evaluation. At that appointment we will review your dental needs and determine what is needed. Once we agree on a treatment plan we can let you know what the cost will be to you.
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Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
Initially Bridges and Dentures are less expensive, however, you should consider that both options have considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, compromise the integrity of the adjacent teeth – which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments. Dentures cannot preserve the jaw bone the way Dental Implants can, so the jaw shrinks as the bone is resorbed, leading to ill-fitting Dentures and repeated rounds of re-fitting and re-placing.
Over a lifetime, Dental Implants are the cost-effective as well as esthetic choice.
Financing for Dental Implants
First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
When insurance coverage is not an option we accept Care Credit. Care Credit is a health care credit company that offers no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. With A full set of teeth eating can be a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
Youll want to discuss all your options with your dentist and oral surgeon, but dont let the initial cost discourage you from getting Dental Implants.