We’re happy to recommend dental implants to any patient with tooth loss, but one thing you’ll need to figure out before having the surgery done is the overall cost. The price will be different for every patient depending on their situation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rattan will examine your mouth and ask you a few questions before creating an estimate; if you’re thinking of repairing your smile with dental implants, contacting us to schedule this appointment is the first step.
The first step is to figure out what kind of dental implants you’re getting. This largely depends on the extent of the tooth loss. One tooth can be replaced with an implant post and a crown, while a gap left by several teeth in a row can be filled with a bridge supported by two implants. If most or all of an arch is missing, you’ll likely need full dentures, which can be supported by just four strategically placed implant posts. As you’ve probably guessed, each of these restorations will come with a different cost.
It takes more than just one visit to get dental implants. There are several stages in the process, and you’ll have to pay for each one on their own. Obviously, that includes the surgery for placing the implants in the jaw as well as the placement of an abutment and the dental prosthetic once the bones and gums have healed. You might also need to pay for other preparatory treatments as well; for example, some of your teeth might need to be extracted first, or your jaw might need bone grafts before it can support the implant posts.
When it comes to creating beautiful, lifelong smiles, dental implants are a worthwhile investment in the long term. While they might cost more than traditional dentures or bridges at first, their durability and longer lifespan means you won’t have to worry about paying for replacements; in other words, you could ultimately end up paying less for them. Furthermore, your implants will stop your jawbone from deteriorating and will let you eat whatever you want, making it easier to stay healthy. And of course, there’s the fact that your new teeth will look and feel as natural as your old ones.
Every policy is different, so you should take the time to review your benefits. Most of the time, the placement of the implant posts themselves won’t be covered. However, your insurance company might pay for crowns, bridges and dentures. They might also cover any necessary pre-implant work as well as the initial consultation. We’ll file your claim for you and make sure you’re getting the most out of your plan. If you don’t have insurance, we’re happy to discuss dental financing plans that can make the cost more manageable for your budget.