Cost of Dental Implants
How much does a dental implant cost?
What does it depend on?
- the number of dental implants required for the tooth restoration chosen by your dentist
- whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
- the materials associated with achieving any necessary bone grafting
Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps, generally involving several visits.
- 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
Financing for Dental Implants
Check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover. We will help you check these benefits.
We work with health care credit companies and credit unions that offer low-interest loans for medical/dental procedures including dental implants and the crowns, bridges and dentures that are placed on the 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 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.
You’ll want to discuss all your options with your dentist and oral surgeon, but don’t let the initial cost discourage you from getting Dental Implants.
Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
While Bridges and Dentures are less expensive at the outset, you should consider that both options have sometimes considerable continuing expenses. Bridges require cutting down the neighboring teeth. The cement eventually washes out and the bridge must be replaced which involves recutting the adjacent teeth. 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.