Even if you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, you may be reluctant to ask about the procedure simply because you’re worried at the cost. At Pioneer Periodontics, we don’t want financial concerns to stop you from enjoying a strong, healthy, beautiful smile. If we believe dental implants are your best option, we’ll work with you to figure out the cost of the procedure and what you can do to fit it into your budget. You can call us today to schedule an initial consultation where you can receive an accurate estimate.
Before we can determine the cost, we need to figure out what kind of dental implant treatment you’ll need. Some patients only have a single tooth that needs to be replaced while others have lost entire arches. Dental implants are extremely versatile; with the right number of posts, they can support a single crown, a dental bridge, or even full dentures. It goes without saying that the final cost of the treatment largely depends on these factors; one implant for a crown will not have the same price as four implants for dentures.
You don’t receive dental implants in just one visit; it’s a multi-stage process, and each step carries a cost of its own. First of all, there’s the initial consultation where X-rays are taken to plan the implant surgery. We may also have to plan preliminary procedures such as a bone graft or a sinus lift. Then there’s the surgery itself, which is when the implants are placed in your jaw. Several months later, your mouth should have healed enough for us to place your restorations.
Many patients don’t realize that despite having a higher price tag at the onset, dental implants are actually the more cost-effective option compared to other forms of tooth replacement. They can last for decades and sometimes the rest of your life, meaning you won’t have to pay for repairs or replacements as often as you would for a more traditional restoration. Furthermore, implants help preserve the bone in your jaw, thus helping prevent additional tooth loss and other oral health problems. For these reasons, dental implants are often considered a long-term investment that’s definitely worthwhile.
That depends on what insurance you have. Many companies consider the implants themselves to fall under the category of cosmetic treatment and thus won’t help pay for them; that said, they’ll often help pay for bone grafts or other treatments related to the implant process. If you schedule a consultation, we can help you figure out what percentage of the treatment your insurance will help pay for.