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Dental Implant Costs: What Patients Should Keep in Mind

By Dr. Dan Whiting on September 25, 2015

A tooth and a dollar signBoth Joe McIntyre, DDS and Dan Whiting, DMD are committed to providing patients in and around Bridgewater with the finest dental care possible. This means considering all options for treatment, including advanced solutions for missing teeth like implant dentistry. Dental implants can support individual crowns, a bridge, or a full set of dentures.

Dental implants can be expensive, so it's important to understand the costs associated with treatment. Let's take a moment to consider these matters right now.

The Average Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants can actually vary a fair amount from patient to patient since the needs and number of implants will vary in each situation. For instance, the pricing nationwide can vary from a few hundred dollars per dental implant to thousands of dollars per implant.

Because of this variance, we don't feel that providing an average cost would be an accurate picture of what the implant dentistry process entails. With that in mind, however, we would be more than happy to provide a custom price quote for you during the consultation process, one that is tailored to your needs and includes a breakdown of all costs that are associated with the procedure.

What factors determine the cost of dental implants?

Some of the factors that determine the cost of dental implants include the following:

  • The geographic location of the practice
  • The oral surgeons and dentists who work at the practice
  • The complexity of a patient's case
  • The need for additional oral surgery (i.e., bone grafting or gum augmentation)
  • The number/type of dental implants required
  • Special promotions unique to a practice

How does implant dentistry compare to other treatments for missing teeth?

Getting dental implants is more expensive than having removable dental appliances since there is oral surgery involved. However, the stability that the dental implants provide is comparable to natural tooth roots, and the implants also help prevent gum recession and bone loss. Many patients feel that the cost of dental implants is justified by the benefits.

Does dental or medical insurance cover implant dentistry?

No.

By and large, medical insurance and dental insurance will not cover the cost of implant dentistry. Since plans and providers do vary, it's a good idea to consider contacting your insurance provider for more information just in case.

Monthly Financing for Dental Implants

If the cost of dental implants proves too much of a burden for a household, there is monthly financing available to consider. The payment plans function much like a traditional loan or a credit card. A lending company will cover the total cost of surgery and treatment, and the patient will pay back a portion of the amount on a monthly basis. This is an excellent way to get the dental care needed without placing an unreasonable financial burden on yourself.

Are dental implants the right option for me?

That depends on a number of factors, including bone density and gum health as well as overall goals. We'll discuss these matters with you in greater detail during your visit so you can make smart choices about your overall dental health and wellness, keeping your finances in mind as well.

Learn More About Implant Dentistry at Smiles for Life Dental Care

For more information about dental implants and how they can help you have a beautiful and healthy smile, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Dr. McIntyre and Dr. Whiting will work with you to ensure you have the

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