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The total cost a dental implant procedure is dependent on some factors, e.g., the location where you will have this procedure, the dentist that will perform the surgery and the kind of implant that you are looking to have done. Additional factors that are likely to affect the cost will include the amount of dental insurance that you currently have, as well as the type of materials that will be used to create the artificial tooth.
Even though implants are traditionally more expensive compared to the other tooth replacement options available, e.g., bridges and dentures, they are preferred by many as they last longer and are considered to be more durable. At Vita Dental Spring, we find it necessary to inform our patients that pricing can vary from one case to another.
If you look at the average cost of dental implant procedure on a per-tooth basis, you will find that the prices range between $3,000 and $4,500. These prices are dependent on the factors mentioned earlier. A patient who is considering undergoing a full mouth restoration using implants as opposed to dentures can expect to spend tens of thousands for the whole process.
For instance, when it comes to implant-supported full arch restorations, the patient may end up spending between fifteen thousand and thirty thousand dollars. As such, there is a high probability that a complete mouth replacement may cost the patient upwards of $60,000.
For patients whose insurance does not cover this kind of dental treatment, or who do not have any insurance, the dentists at Vita Dental Spring may advise them to consider enlisting the services provided by third-party financing companies. Candidates that qualify for this kind of service will generally work with the financier to come up with an acceptable monthly repayment plan.
Often, the financer will work with you to make sure that the plan you arrive at fits in perfectly with your day-to-day budget. It is essential to take your time and compare what the different dental practitioners are charging for an dental implant procedure. Make sure you do this before committing to work with a particular professional.
It is, however, essential to ensure that you use more than one factor to make your decision. When it comes to your oral health, the cheapest may not always be the best option. Also, you will notice that the inexpensive doctors do not continuously have the best reviews from patients that they have worked with in the past.
Here at Vita Dental Spring, we recommend that you set up consultations with the dentists that you have shortlisted. Use this time to meet the dentists and their supporting personnel to get a better sense of what they offer, how they plan to approach your dental implant surgery, and what you can expect from the team before, during, and after the implant.
Always remember that although the dental implants tend to come with a very high price tag, there are benefits that do come with having this procedure. In the long run, you will also find that the implants are a more economical option as compared to the available alternatives.
Undergoing a dental implant procedure will enable you to enjoy some benefits. They include:
- Dental implants tend to be durable and stronger than all the other available restorative counterparts, e.g., bridges and crowns—these two have to be cemented into your guns, while the dentures are considered to be removable alternatives.
- Implants are a significant and long-lasting solution to unwanted teeth loss. When they are used to support a dental crown or dental bridge because you are missing multiple teeth, they act as a stale and cavity-resistant foundation for such restorations.
Although there currently exist many options for people who have lost teeth, the dentists at Vita Dental Spring have found that none of these options has proved to be as durable and functionally effective as dental implants.
Who Is a Good Implant Candidate?
To know whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, you should enlist the services of a qualified dental professional. Confirm that the dentist has received training in oral surgery, implants, and crowns.
A dental implantation procedure can be performed at any time when the bone growth process has become complete or after adolescence. However, there are some medical conditions, e.g., periodontal disease, cancer, and diabetes that may necessitate one to receive additional treatment before having this procedure completed.
To establish whether you are an ideal candidate, the Vita Dental Spring family dentists will perform a thorough examination of your gums and teeth, as well as evaluate the quantity and density of your teeth. The checkup may involve the use of CT scans (computed tomography) and X-ray scans.
The scans are vital as they help the dentist to know whether you have sufficient bone structure. This bone structure will be used to place your dental implants as well as determine where to put the implants.