How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?
Many factors determine the cost of dental implants, such as the location of the implant in the jaw, whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting, other health conditions that might cause complications, actual cost of the implant and crown, and the doctor’s experience and expertise.
A number of steps are involved as well, including exams; tooth extraction; bone graft or site preservation if needed; placement of the implant, abutment, and crown; and office visits, X-rays, and pre- and post-surgical care.
We will do our best to maximize your insurance benefits.
Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
While bridges and dentures are less expensive at the outset, both options can have considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring teeth, which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments.
Dentures cannot preserve the jawbone in the way dental implants do, so the jaw shrinks as the bone is resorbed, leading to ill-fitting dentures and repeated rounds of re-fitting and re-placing. The function of a denture is exponentially decreased compared to implants. Over a lifetime, dental implants can be cost-effective as well as esthetic.
Financing for Dental Implants
The first step is to check with your dental or medical insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, they will cover.
We offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures, including dental implants, from CareCredit.
Dental implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to maintain a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also helps to prevent an aged appearance by preserving the contours of the lip and face.
We will be happy to assist you in making an educated decision that will give you peace and satisfaction.