Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement treatment for patients with missing teeth. But they also can appear to have a higher upfront cost than many other replacement treatment options.
What are the cost benefits of dental implants?
Last a Lifetime Without Decay
Tooth implants are the longest-lasting of any tooth replacement treatment. An implant lasts 30 years on average, at least three times as long as a dental bridge or removable denture. You might pay less for one of these temporary solutions, but you end up paying more for their replacements over the years.
Stimulate Healthy Jawbone Growth
Your jawbone needs stimulation to maintain healthy growth, oral functions, and facial structure. When you lose a tooth, it loses that stimulation and begins to deteriorate. A dental implant works to replace the root structure that is necessary for healthy jawbone growth.
Your natural teeth stimulate growth in your jawbone every time you bite, chew, or place bite pressure on your teeth. Dentures and bridges place the bite force on your gums, but the pressure doesn’t transfer through to the bone. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that completely restores your oral function.
Enable Natural Function and Good Oral Hygiene
An implant functions like your natural tooth, meaning you can eat a restriction-free diet and simply clean it the way you clean your other teeth. Dentures and bridges require ongoing costs for unique cleaning products and repairs. Since your implants work just like your teeth, you need only clean them by brushing twice and flossing once daily.
How does insurance factor into the cost of dental implants?
Finding out whether or not your insurance company covers an implant procedure can be difficult. We are here to help. Our team is experienced in communicating with patients’ insurance providers to determine their coverage eligibility.
Our goal is to help you find a way to pay for the best treatment available to replace your missing teeth and prevent further damage to your oral health. We are ready to assist you in finding the information you need regarding your insurance provider’s coverage options for dental implants.
How to Estimate Your Dental Implant Cost
The cost of a dental implant procedure is different for every patient. An estimate includes various price factors, such as the prosthetic crown material, the number of implants, and the costs for tests and specialists. These figures vary depending on your specific case.
When it comes to the cost of dental implants, the one-time expense for your procedure prevents a myriad of ongoing medical expenses five to ten years down the road. We want to help you get an accurate cost estimate for your dental implant procedure. Call our office to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about the costs associated with an implant procedure and if dental implants are the best treatment for your missing teeth.