Considering the Cost of Dental Implants

How much does a dental implant cost?

The short answer is “It depends.”

What does the cost of dental implants depend on?

  • The location of the implant in the jaw
  • Whether the bone has been resorbed and requires bone grafting
  • Any other health conditions that might cause complications
  • The cost of the actual implant and crown
  • The doctor’s experience and expertise

Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps. Dr. Hashemian will first evaluate you, remove the current tooth, and place any required bone graft or dental implant. Following this, we will follow up with you after 4 months to check how the implant has integrated with your bone. If the implant has successfully integrated, Dr. Hashemian will remove a small section of tissue and placing the Healing Abutment. If it has not integrated just yet, we will follow up with you in another 2 months and place the Healing Abutment then. Once the Healing Abutment is placed, you will visit your General Dentist within 2 weeks to have the Crown placed. We ask you come back to one of our offices after having the final Crown placed for Dr. Hashemian to take a look at. Following this, we will see you once a year to check on your implant.

Single Implants can range in cost from $2000–$3000, but circumstances can drive that higher.

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Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures

While Dental Bridges and Dentures are less expensive at the outset, you should consider that both options have sometimes considerable continuing expenses. Bridges, by their structure, cut down the neighboring abutment teeth — which can lead to weakness and repeated treatments.

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 can be the cost-effective as well as esthetic choice.

Financing for Dental Implants

First, check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.

There are health care 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 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.

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