How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?
The short answer is “It depends.”
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, the doctor’s experience and expertise, and the insurance policy.
The costs are largely dictated by your patients’ policy. We will do our very best to maximize benefits with the insurance carrier.
Continuing Costs of Bridges and Dentures
While bridges and dentures are less expensive at the outset, both have considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring abutment teeth, which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments. Comparatively, the bridge is a minimal decrease in cost.
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 refitting and replacing. The function of a denture is exponentially decreased compared to implants. Over a lifetime, dental Implants can be cost-effective as well as aesthetic.
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.
There are healthcare credit companies that offer 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. 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 preserve 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.