No two patients are in the same situation; some need to deal with extensive tooth loss while others only have to worry about a small gap. Because of this, the cost of getting dental implants will vary from person to person. Fortunately, at Glow Family Dental, part of the initial consultation to get dental implants is estimating the final cost by taking all the different factors into account. Start planning your new smile today by contacting us to schedule an appointment.
How many teeth do you need to have replaced? If it’s just one, all you’ll need is a single dental crown. For three or more teeth missing in a row, a dental bridge will be used, and if an entire arch is missing, you’ll receive dentures.
All of these restorations can be supported by dental implants, but each one will need a different number of posts to support them. A dental crown will only need a single implant while a bridge will use two. When it comes to dentures, the number of posts needed will depend on different factors (such as the size of your mouth), but normally four to six are used. Obviously, multiple implants will have a different cost than a single implant.
Sometimes you won’t be able to get dental implants right away because of oral health issues; you’ll need to have any existing conditions treated first. (For example, if you have gum disease, you’ll need to have periodontal therapy.) Also, if your jawbone doesn’t have enough density to support implant posts, you might need to get bone grafts.
After that, you’ll have the actual implant surgery done, but the process doesn’t end there; your mouth needs time to heal before coming in for an additional appointment to receive your restoration. In some cases, there will be another visit between the other two so that an abutment (a device that attaches the restoration to the implant) can be placed.
All of the aforementioned procedures will come with their own price.
Getting new teeth supported by dental implants is worth every penny. The implants will stop bone loss in the jaw and prevent any remaining teeth from drifting out of place; this protects your oral health and makes it less likely that you’ll need to pay for different treatments in the future. In addition, your restoration will benefit from the improved stability and chewing power that implants provide.
Traditional dentures and bridges might seem less costly at first, but they’ll eventually become worn down and need to be replaced. Implants, on the other hand, last for decades with the proper care, making them potentially much more cost-effective in the long run.
Most insurance plans won’t cover dental implant placement, although some might pay for placement of the crown and other related procedures. We’ll work with you to make sure you maximize the benefits available under your plan. Other financing options, such as CareCredit and the Glow Membership Plan, are available.