The cost of dental implants is a concern for many patients. Teeth implants are the most advanced solution for replacing missing teeth, but they cost a significant amount of money. Due to the many benefits they offer, a restoration that is secured by implants should be viewed as an investment in your overall health and well-being.
While they are considerably more expensive than the alternatives, dentures, and bridges will need to be replaced every five to ten years. Those options can also lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can age a person significantly. Investing in dental implants will provide you with the most normal life, and it’s hard to put a price on that.
Dr. Benjamin Stevens and his team at Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN offer full services for dental implants. This helps streamline the entire process, and patients will only need to deal with one office. The staff at Beautiful Smiles will help you understand the costs and the billing process. We will do our best to provide you with an estimate after your consultation.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost
A dental implant is just one portion of the entire dental implant restoration. They come in various sizes that will vary in cost to accommodate the different locations along the jaw. The number of teeth you are missing and the type of restoration you require will determine how many implants you need. The more implants that are placed, the more it will cost. You will also need to factor in the cost of the abutments and the dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Some patients may need extra care before they can get dental implants. We perform a thorough oral health evaluation before moving forward with the implant process. If you still have remaining teeth or teeth fragments, we have to remove them before the implants can be placed. We check for signs of gum disease as well. Gum disease treatment needs to be performed to ensure that the implants have a healthy gum structure to help keep them in place.
We also need to ensure that you have sufficient bone density in the area where the implant is going. Implants require a certain amount of healthy bone structure. The implant post is placed in the bone, and the bone is stimulated to grow around the implant posts. This provides the stability that implants are known for. We’ll evaluate the bone structure and determine if a bone grafting procedure needs to be performed before implant placement.
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure. It requires pre-op and post-op care to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Sedation options change the cost, too. We offer multiple sedation options to keep you comfortable. We’ll go over the options with you and you can determine the best one for your needs. You’ll be comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.
It may cost anywhere from $3,000-$5,000 on average to replace one tooth with a dental implant-supported crown. To replace multiple missing teeth, the cost of the materials and treatment will increase from that price point, possibly reaching tens of thousands of dollars.
Determining the Cost of Your Dental Implants
To get an accurate estimate, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens, who will conduct a thorough examination of your entire mouth and determine the state of your oral health. You can contact Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN to schedule your one-on-one consultation. Afterward, Dr. Stevens and his team will put together a treatment plan based on your specific needs that will include an estimated cost of care.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Our helpful staff is always available to help navigate through the difficult parts of treatments, including payments and dental insurance. Most dental insurances offer at least some coverage for teeth implants. This is typically for the dental restoration (crown, bridge, or denture). You will be responsible for the rest of the treatment costs. Dr. Stevens accepts all dental insurance, and his staff will file claims on your behalf. He also offers third-party financing from CareCredit and Citi Health Card.