Dental Implant Costs
Investing in a Strong, Beautiful Smile
The first question that many people who are looking for a tooth replacement ask is “How much do dental implants cost?” As you might have guessed, the answer depends a lot on the circumstances of tooth loss and the patient’s individual needs. During your first consultation to get implants, Dr. Carollo will create a reliable estimate that you can use to start planning. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and take your first step towards a fully repaired smile.
Types of Dental Implants
What does “getting dental implants” mean in your case? Do you just have one missing tooth to replace, or is there an entire arch that’s gone? The number of implant posts you get and the type of prosthetic tooth or teeth that comes with them mostly depends on the extent of tooth loss that you’re dealing with; sometimes it’s just one implant along with a crown and an abutment, other times you could need four to six implants for dentures. Dr. Carollo will help you find the most cost-effective solution that’ll restore all of your missing teeth.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Some patients need additional preparation before they can receive their new teeth. This might mean getting periodontal therapy to treat their gum disease; other times it means getting bone grafts to add some density to the jaw. The actual implant surgery will come after that. Typically, it’ll take a few months to fully recover, and once that’s done, you’ll come back to our office for a separate procedure to receive a beautiful restoration.
Each step in this process will come with its own cost, and figuring out which ones are necessary is essential for calculating the final price.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Other forms of tooth replacement might seem less costly on the surface, but that’s not necessarily true in the long term. Because dental implants prevent bone loss in your jaw (an issue that can lead to bite problems and other health issues) and can last for decades before needing to be replaced, they might ultimately end up saving you money.
You also need to consider that getting dental implants means investing in a strong, stable smile that’ll greatly increase your quality of life. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want, and you won’t have to worry about your restoration slipping.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
We’re willing to work with any insurance company and can help file your information for you so that you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to. Many plans won’t cover the dental implants themselves, but they might pay for related procedures like periodontal therapy. For patients without insurance, we have partnered with Compassionate Finance, which offers affordable payment plans.