When we talk about dental implants, we’re talking about a treatment that is highly customizable. This is always a good thing in dentistry because it ensures that patients are not getting a one-size-fits-all approach for their tooth replacement. Instead, they’re getting exactly what they need, both for their daily functions and their smile’s appearance. Because of this, the cost of your treatment can widely vary. Even if the cost of dental implants is higher, their benefits and personalized features ensure that your next tooth will last longer than any other option out there to date.
Whether you need to replace single teeth or multiple teeth, the type and number of implants you receive can be one of the most notable influencers of cost. Unsurprisingly, needing multiple implants to replace multiple teeth will cost far more than replacing single teeth. Additionally, where the implants come from and the materials used to create them can also affect your total cost. If you need an implant-retained denture, you’ll save money in the long-term, but need to pay more upfront.
Each phase of treatment comes with its own unique costs. This includes the surgical placement of the implant, the addition of an abutment to keep the restoration stable, and the eventual restoration placement. Prior to your surgery, you may require additional treatment to receive the implants in the first place. This may include periodontal therapy to treat gum disease or bone grafts to expand the volume of your bone tissue.
There is no other tooth replacement method that effectively replaces missing teeth quite like dental implants do. While other methods like dental bridges and dentures require routine repair and replacement every several years, you can rely on your dental implants for at least 25 years. In fact, many patients keep their dental implants for the rest of their lives. This is why many dentists, including those at Conklin & Ward Dental Group, consider dental implants to be the most cost-effective solution.
In most cases, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have certain parts of the treatment covered by your dental benefits. This may include the restoration itself or the preparatory treatments designed to make dental implants viable. We’ll make sure to help you maximize your benefits however we can. We also recommend that you consider our in-house financing plan, which allows you to pay for treatments over several months.