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We understand if the cost of dental implants makes you hesitant to pursuing treatment. But keep in mind that the cost of your treatment may vary dramatically from someone else’s, especially when it comes to the number of implants you intend on placing. The best way to determine the cost is to schedule a consultation with our dentists. They’ll confirm your eligibility and any costs you’ll need to consider should you decide to replace teeth via dental implants. Feel free to give our office a call today!
Not only does the number of implants largely influence the cost of your treatment, but the type of implant as well. For example, endosteal implants differ from subperiosteal implants because they integrate directly with the gum and bone tissue. Subperiosteal are placed underneath gum tissue, but connect to a larger metal framework that follows the overall shape of your mouth and acts as the anchor.
Furthermore, the standard material used for dental implants is titanium, but that doesn’t mean you will use it for your treatment. If you have an allergy to certain metal materials, zirconia can also be used. This metal-free material is less commonly used in implant dentistry, but allows you to replace teeth via this treatment without introducing metal materials to your body in the process.
Dental implants are a complex procedure, therefore requiring many steps and a considerable amount of planning. For example, during your implant consultation, our dentists will determine if you need preparatory treatments to become eligible to receive implants. These may include periodontal therapy, bone grafts, sinus lifts or other dental and surgical treatments that improve your long-term success for implantation.
Overall, the stages of implantation include:
While dental implants do have a high upfront cost, the benefits they provide are truly one-of-a-kind. No other tooth replacement option, whether it be bridges or dentures, can simulate natural teeth in the same way that dental implants can. And, perhaps even more importantly, implants are designed to last multiple decades without any issues. With an average lifespan of 25 years to a lifetime when properly maintained, the same cannot be said for bridges or dentures. Bridges only last about 10 to 15 years before they need replacement. Dentures will require replacement every 7 years or so, resulting in dental care costs that don’t exist for implants. This is why so many dentists consider them to be the most cost-effective solution to tooth loss.
Most dental insurance plans will not cover the cost of dental implants because they do not deem them medically necessary. However, our office will file insurance claims on your behalf. We also offer services like CareCredit to make paying for more expensive treatments like implants more manageable. In some cases, you may be able to have your insurance cover the preparatory treatments to receive implants. Always check with your insurance company first before pursuing treatment.