Often, people want to know the cost first before deciding to move forward with dental work. However, it can be challenging to find an exact price online for specific treatments.
Dental implant restoration is one procedure with several estimates that vary widely. If you’ve been considering this treatment, you may have reached this conclusion yourself as it’s almost impossible to find one answer. There are many factors at play with this tooth-replacement option that affects its affordability. Read on to learn which variables influence the cost of dental implants.
Type of Implant
Your dentist will use one of the following two processes to place a dental implant:
- 2-stage process. After the implant is placed and the incision is healed, a second surgery is performed to install an abutment. This process involves two separate surgeries and is typically required when a bone graft is needed to ensure implant stability.
- Single-stage process. A longer implant is placed that leaves the top exposed. After healing, a restoration will be attached without creating a new incision. This process eliminates the need for a second surgery.
The 2-stage process will add to the expense of an implant since it requires a second surgery. Your dentist will determine which option best meets your needs.
Number of Implants Needed
Some patients may only need to replace a single tooth, while others may need an entire row. Of course, the more teeth that need replacement, the more the procedure will cost. But don’t worry, dental insurance often covers a percentage of the cost of dental implants.
Location of the Implant Center
Front teeth are usually more expensive to replace as it needs more care to match the angle of your jawline. Also, some cases may require more advanced work to achieve the desired results, hiking up the cost. Make sure you take into consideration the spacing and placement of your teeth when estimating a price.
Overall Oral Health
A successful dental implant requires a healthy mouth. If you’re suffering from periodontal disease or any other oral conditions, most dentists won’t even consider dental implants until those issues are treated. In this case, independent treatments will be needed to ensure successful implantation, which can add to the cost.
No two smiles are the same! The only way to get a truly accurate quote for dental implants is to consult with your dentist. Don’t let the final price tag stop you from investing in a natural-looking, lifetime solution to tooth loss. While the cost may be daunting, their value is worth every penny.
About the Practice
When you walk through our doors at Dolan Dental, you’ll instantly be greeted with friendly, one-on-one service. We’re proud to offer a wide array of services and use state-of-the-art technology to ensure our patients receive only the best of care. If you need a solution for missing teeth, dental implants are the best way to restore your smile. We provide flexible financing options to make sure that price is never an issue when it comes to your oral health. Start your journey today by scheduling a consultation via our website or call (860) 529-2000.