Determing the Cost of Dental Implants

Restoring a smile with dental implants is a very different procedure from one case to another, and the cost varies accordingly. In general, the number of implants a patient receives, the quality and quantity of restorations, and the dentist’s expertise make a significant difference in the price of treatment.

Dental implants are widely recognized as the most effective and long-lasting treatment option for missing teeth. These small titanium posts are surgically embedded in the jaw, where they provide a foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. If you suffer from tooth loss and have questions about the cost of dental implants, North Andover, MA, dentist Emma Wu can answer your questions during a personal consultation. She places and restores implants, and can help you chew, smile, and speak with absolute confidence for the rest of your life. Reach out to our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Wu.

Factors Affecting Cost

Your total treatment cost will be based on:

  • Diagnostic tests, including 3-D imaging used for planning
  • The number and type of implants used
  • The size, type, and material of the restoration you receive
  • Your surgeon’s fees
  • Sedation and anesthesia costs

Some preparatory treatments may be necessary, and these can also affect the total cost of treatment. In order to provide adequate support for a dental implant, some patients’ jaws will require a bone graft to replace lost tissue in the jaw, or a sinus lift in the upper jaw to create room for the implants. If you suffer from periodontal disease, this must be addressed before moving forward with implants.

Dr. Wu believes in patient education, and she will thoroughly discuss your treatment options and related costs so you can feel confident and informed in your decision. Certain implant-supported systems provide several benefits, including a lower cost of treatment. For example, the All-on-4® technique uses just four implants posts to support an entire denture. This is typically a more economical option than receiving multiple implant-supported crowns.

Weighing the Benefits of Implants

The cost of implants can be significant, especially since insurance rarely covers the procedure. However, many patients agree that the immense benefits of implants justify the cost.

Once a tooth is lost or extracted, the surrounding bone will begin to atrophy, or shrink. Surrounding teeth can loosen and shift out of place, leading to a cascade of related health problems. Implants are the only restorative option that can prevent jaw atrophy following tooth loss. Meanwhile, implant-supported restorations look and feel the most like natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying that your restorations will shift out of place. It is also important to note that with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Budgeting for Treatment

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we believe affordable care should be available to each of our patients. Dental implants are rarely covered by insurance, and we understand that many of our patients are unable to cover the cost of their treatment upfront. To help place the cost of these treatments within your budget, we accept Citi® Health Cards. These flexible financing plans can break your total treatment cost into affordable monthly payments. 

Learn More about the Cost of Dental Implants

If you have a compromised smile, dental implants could be one of the best investments you ever make. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today.