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5 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

February 8, 2018

Man talking to dentist about dental implantsWhether you’ve lost a single tooth or a whole row of teeth, you likely heard about dental implants, and if you didn’t immediately choose this natural looking and feeling tooth replacement option, the price tag is probably what’s stopping you. While dental implants require a higher upfront cost, the end result is long lasting, stable, and beautiful. Compared to other tooth replacement options that only restore the visible parts of missing teeth, dental implants that replace both the roots and crowns of lost teeth are ideal. A good implant dentist will take the time to walk you through every step of a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan, outlining what each treatment will cost and helping you budget for the cost of this beneficial tooth replacement option. Keep reading to learn more about what factors impact the cost of dental implant restoration and how you can plan for affordable implant dentistry.

1 – The Implant Posts

The number of implants you need and the material you choose will both impact the cost of your overall treatment plan. A single dental implant can cost between $500 and $2500 before it is surgically positioned or restored. After the first implant post, patients usually receive additional implants at a slightly reduce price, and as long as the implants are placed on the same day, surgical costs are relatively static.

2 – Preparatory Costs

Prior to implant placement, you may need some preparatory treatments. If you have damaged or decayed teeth, we will likely recommend extraction. Additionally, some patients experience significantly diminished soft tissue volume and bone density following tooth loss, and they need a tissue graft to prepare your smile for the successful placement of dental implant posts.

3 – Sedation Dentistry Options

During your dental implant placement or preparatory treatments like tooth extraction or tissue grafting, you may want to receive dental sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the process. The type of sedation you choose may add several hundred extra dollars to your overall treatment cost. Dental and/or medical insurance may be used to offset the price of certain types of sedation.

4 – Replacement Teeth

The number of replacement teeth will also impact the cost of your treatment plan. Replacing one tooth with a single dental crown will cost less than restoring an entire row of teeth. The good news is that dental insurance often covers a percentage of the cost of these tooth replacement prosthetics.

5 – Dental Insurance & Financing

Unfortunately, dental insurance doesn’t usually cover the cost of dental implants. However, many of the other preparatory treatments, dental sedation options, and replacement teeth do receive coverage. Talk to your dentist about the cost of each step of your implant supported tooth replacement treatment, and make sure you take the time to discuss financing options to ensure your implant plan fits your budget.

Meet the Deer Park Family Dentistry Team

At Deer Park Family Dentistry, our dedicated dentists and dental team are happy to help patients make the cost of their implant supported tooth replacement plan fit their budgets. We will process and file your dental insurance, work with CareCredit to provide low and no interest payment plans, and ensure accurate cost estimates to avoid surprise fees. If you want to learn more about dental and how we can help you fit the cost of dental restorations into your budget, call Deer Park Family Dentistry today. We look forward to helping you reclaim your whole, healthy, beautiful smile.

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