Cost of Dental Implants
How much does a dental implant cost?
The short answer is: It depends.
Placing a dental implant requires a number of steps, generally involving several professionals.
- Bone graft or site preservation
- Placing the Dental Implant the titanium tooth root
- Placing the Crown the porcelain tooth
- Office visits, x-rays, pre- and post-surgical care
What does it 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
Single Implants can cost around $2,600. When multiple implants are placed, the price per implant drops down. Circumstances such as the need for adjunctive bone grafting can drive that higher. A full-mouth reconstructive with dental implants can range from $20,000 to $50,000, depending upon whether teeth also need removal, of bone loss has occurred, and bone grafting needs to be done, and also what the final restoration will be- acrylic or ceramic, and fixed or removable. The restoring dentist also has separate fees for the teeth being replaced, on top of the implants.
Continuing Cost of Bridges and Dentures
While 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, after your consult, Dr. Loetscher’s office can check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
We utilize the services of Care Credit, which offers 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.