How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Considering the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been available for several decades. However, for most patients, they are still a relatively new concept. There are several important points to keep in mind when considering dental implant prices and how much of an investment you will be making in your oral health.

Longevity

When comparing single dental implants or even multiple dental implants to dentures and bridges, it’s important to consider the longer lifespan of implants compared to other methods.

While traditional dentures and dental bridges are initially less expensive, the cost effectiveness can be short-lived. Because these older methods often require repair and replacement every 5-10 years, they are often more expensive over time. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Jaw Bone Health

Over time, when a tooth is missing,bone loss can occur in the jaw. Although dentures may resemble natural teeth, the jaw itself does not support them. This can alter a person’s face shape, leading to the need for spending more money on cosmetic procedures later.

When the dentist puts dental implants in the jaw bone, the bone grows around them, making them stronger and more stable. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.

Quality of Life

Dental implants are a worthwhile investment for both finances and overall well-being in the long run. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. It lets patients eat their favorite foods and avoids problems and embarrassment from dentures.

Comparing Dental Implant Quotes

There are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing the overall cost, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps:

  • Exams/office visits
  • Tooth/root extraction
  • Bone grafting
  • Placement of the titanium root (the “dental implant”)
  • Placement of the crown
  • X-rays, pre/post operative care

Financing for Dental Implants

First, check with your dental insurance company to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover as part of your dental insurance plan.

There are health care credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.

Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again, making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.

Schedule Your Consultation

It’s hard to give an exact quote for dental implants without seeing you and discussing your specific case. We offer free dental implant consultations at Jay Platt, DDS to assess your specific case accurately. Please call us at  219-864-1133 to schedule your consultation.