Questions about dental implant cost are more frequent than questions about post-operative pain, or even procedure success rates!
We understand. We’ve got families to provide for as well, and we know how difficult it can be to juggle all of your needs. However, Dental implants might just be more affordable than you think. Before we start jumping into numbers we want to encourage you to look at the cost of dental implants as an investment instead of an expense.
At first glance, dental implants may appear to be very costly, particularly when compared to alternative methods for replacing teeth. However, dentures and bridges, the two most common alternatives, typically require repairs or replacements every 5 to 10 years. The expense of this ongoing maintenance can quickly exceed the cost of opting for implants, which can last a lifetime with proper care. In addition, implants have the added benefit of preventing deterioration of the jawbone, which is not possible with dentures or bridges.
When your jawbone deteriorates, your facial structure will change, resulting in a more aged appearance. Furthermore, your remaining teeth will become loose, as the jawbone provides the foundation that holds the roots of your teeth in place. Once this foundation is lost, you may lose more teeth. Maintaining the integrity of your remaining teeth is invaluable.
Thus, we recommend viewing dental implants as an investment, rather than an expense.
Each case is unique, but typically a single dental implant costs between $1,500 and $2,000 per implant, not per procedure. Some patients may require only one implant, while others may require multiple implants due to missing several teeth. However, it’s important to note that the aforementioned cost only includes the dental implant itself. Additional costs such as the crown (custom or stock), the abutment that connects the implant and the crown, tooth and root extraction, office visits, pre-operative care, and post-operative care can add up to $1,500 – $2,800. Consequently, the total cost of a single implant can range from $3,000 to $4,800.
If you need zygomatic implants, you should plan for slightly higher costs. Zygomatic implants are longer than regular implants and require more expertise and training to insert. They are intended for patients who have experienced significant bone and gum loss. The benefit of zygomatic implants is that only one surgery is needed, rather than two. Zygomatic implants are advantageous because they eliminate the need for bone graft surgeries entirely.
Fortunately, many dental insurance providers cover a portion of the expenses for dental implants. However, insurance typically does not cover the entire cost, so you may need to save some money before scheduling the procedure. Nevertheless, having insurance can significantly reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for the procedure.
Many patients take advantage of our ability to provide Care Credit financing, which enables them to pay for their dental implants through affordable monthly installments. We also offer patient financing through Lending Club.
As previously stated, the total expenses for dental implants can vary significantly based on each patient’s unique situation. Some may only need a single implant, while others may require full arches. Moreover, the specific characteristics of a patient’s mouth will affect the type of implant required and its associated cost.
The most reliable way to determine the cost of your implants is to have an initial consultation with our doctors. During the consultation, our doctors will utilize the 3D scan image to assess the bone density and determine if an immediate implant is possible or if additional grafting is required before the implant can be placed.
Following the consultation, you will be informed of the necessary procedures and the total cost. Additionally, if financing is necessary, we offer various patient financing options that will be presented to you.
Request an initial consultation with Dental Depot’s implant team to determine the necessary procedures and associated expenses accurately. Our team of doctors and staff will collaborate to create a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs and offer all financing options available to assist you in achieving the smile you desire.