Cost of Dental Implants
Rebuild Your Smile for the Right Price
The process of getting a dental implant – or multiple implants – has to be carefully customized for each customer. Our dentists at Premier Care Dental in Medford will only schedule your next appointment once they have put together a comprehensive treatment plan. And of course, part of this process is making sure you understand the variables that will go into the final price. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation where you can learn more about the true cost of replacing one or multiple teeth.
The Type of Dental Implants
One of the best aspects of dental implants is that with enough posts and the right kind of dental restoration, you can replace all of your teeth no matter how many are missing. Of course, because the procedure is so versatile, the cost can easily vary as well. During your first visit, we’ll figure out exactly what kind of implants you need before giving you an estimate of the final price. You could receive:
- A single implant and crown that can take the place of one tooth anywhere in the mouth.
- An implant bridge that sits atop two implants and fills in a gap left by multiple teeth in a row.
- Full dentures along with four to eight carefully placed implant posts.
What Are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
The first step of getting dental implants – following the first consultation and your decision to begin the process – is to increase the height of the jaw with a bone graft, treat infections with periodontal therapy, and perform other procedures that are meant to prevent long-term complications with your new teeth. After that, you’ll have the implants surgically placed over the course of one visit, and you’ll return multiple times afterwards for the placement of abutments and your new prosthetic teeth. Each of these stages will be paid for separately, so keep that in mind when you plan your monthly budget.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Patients are sometimes concerned about the fact that dental implants are more costly than other forms of tooth replacement. But if you take into account the extended lifespan of implants as well as how easy they are to care for, you’re likely to find that you’ll end up saving money in the long run. Also, since your implants become part of the bone, they will have a completely natural feel, keep your new teeth stable, and prevent future bone loss.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Premier Care Dental accepts most dental plans, so you should review your policy to see what kind of benefits are provided for dental implant placement. The surgery itself often isn’t covered, but your company might pay for related procedures and expenses (such as anesthesia or a custom restoration). Confirm the details of your plan before committing to implant placement. (Note that if you don’t have insurance, you can pursue other financing options such as CareCredit or Proceed Finance.)