Previously on the blog, we’ve explored how dental implants contrast with other tooth replacement options in aesthetic and performance aspects. In this blog post, in order to help you make your decision between dental implants (such as Same Day Teeth® or traditional dental implants) and other options for missing teeth (like dentures), we’ll discuss the cost of dental implants.
While dental implants have clear benefits in being aesthetically and performance-wise far better than dentures. However, when it comes to cost, dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances. But, as many patients find, the cost is certainly justified by the benefits. Let’s look at the cost of dental implants in more detail.
The cost of dental implants can vary a fair amount depending on the patient’s individual needs and on a whole host of different factors. In fact, the average price of treatment and the general price range doesn’t always convey the full story about the procedure and what it entails.
For this reason, while we will be more than happy to provide patients with a personalized price quote for their implant dentistry procedure during their visit to the practice, it is difficult to provide a figure without evaluating a patient’s unique situation. A price quote following an office consultation will allow for a full breakdown of all the costs that are involved in proper dental care.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants
Some of the factors that can affect the total cost of dental implants treatment include the following:
- The location of the oral surgeon/dental practice
- The credentials of the oral surgeon(s)
- The number of dental implants to be placed
- The type of dental implants to be placed
- The need for bone grafting surgery prior to the placement of the dental implants
- The need for gum augmentation surgery prior to the placement of the dental implants
- The complexity of the patient’s case
- Promotions and discounts unique to an individual practice
Getting dental implants tends to be more expensive than the cost of getting removable dental appliances or fixed dental appliances that involve the use of dental crowns. The stability and health benefits of dental implants do make up for the difference in cost, however, which is important to keep in mind.
Dental implants are rarely covered by insurance. Dental implants are considered an elective dental procedure, and it’s very rare for medical or dental insurance plans to offer coverage of the oral surgery and placement of dental implants. That said, we will be happy to help you look into whether your policy covers dental implants.
In order to make dental implants more affordable, financing options are available. Monthly financing plans for dentistry work much like traditional loans and credit cards. The patient is responsible for making monthly installment payments for the total cost of the procedure that they have undergone. A reasonable interest rate is applied to the total amount owed.
A consultation is required to get an accurate sense of a patient’s unique needs and to give them a price quote based on those findings. During the consultation process, we will be sure to provide ample information on all of your treatment options for missing teeth, which includes your payment options. We want to make sure that you feel confident in all decisions that you make with regard to your dental health and wellness.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they can give you a healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact our oral surgery and reconstructive dentistry center today. The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery will work closely with you to ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful. We have several Tampa Bay area locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience and are waiting to hear from you to discuss your dental implant options.
Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery
Call us today at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011) to learn more about the cost of dental implants or use the contact form below to reach out to us. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience.
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