A dental implant supported restoration will replace missing teeth however, the implant posts will also act as teeth roots. This is what sets this tooth replacement solution apart from other treatments. The treatment is completed in several phases that will take place over a span of several months. At least one surgical procedure is required as well as many sophisticated materials. The cost of dental implants is important to know and understand. Mount Pleasant, MI dentist Dr. Raymond Ribitch will conduct an exam of your oral health and mouth to determine how much your implant treatment will cost.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
When it comes to dental implants, one of the first things people inquire about is the cost. And often, they are shocked to learn how much they are. However, there are many factors that must be considered to determine final cost of your dental implants.
Location of the Missing Tooth – The location of the missing tooth or teeth will determine what size and type dental implant you will need. This will significantly impact the cost. Additionally, some locations along the arch will need more advanced dental care when placing a dental implant.
Bone grafting after bone loss – Some patients have significant bone loss in the jaw. In order to qualify for dental implants, they will need to build back up the bone. A bone graft will help the patient gain enough bone density to support the dental implants. This is an invasive procedure that will add a significant amount to your total treatment cost.
The need for extractions – Severely damaged teeth that need to be replaced will have to be extracted first. This is a separate procedure that will add to the total cost of your treatment.
Number of implants you need – A dental implant is a sophisticated dental fixture. The more you need to support your dental restoration, the more it will cost you.
Type of Dental Restoration – The number of missing teeth you have typically determines the type of dental restoration you need. Your dentist will replace a single missing tooth with a dental crown. Multiple missing teeth will be replaced by a dental bridge or a denture.
What Does the Cost of Dental Implants Include?
Getting dental implants is an advanced procedure and a lot goes into the treatment. When we give you the total cost of your treatment, this will include:
- A trained dental implant expert
- Consultation, examinations, and treatment planning
- Surgical implantation
- Placement of the abutment
- A temporary dental restoration if you need one
- Preparation for the final dental restoration
- Securing the final dental restoration
- All the material we need to complete your treatment
Payment Options & Insurance
Unfortunately, most dental insurances consider dental implants a cosmetic procedure. They may cover some portions of your treatment such as the x-rays or the dental restoration. However, each patient’s coverage will be different. It is important for you to know and understand your benefits. If you have any questions, our helpful staff will do their best to help you.
We want to provide you with the highest level of dental care. Offering accessible and affordable dental implants is important to use. Not only will we help you with your dental insurance benefits, we also offer dental care financing. This is something we will discuss during your consultation. The payment options we accept include cash, personal check, major credit cards, and HSA/FSA dollars.