When you’re missing teeth, you don’t just want to replace your ivories with place holders, you want to know that your teeth will be able to do their job. With dental implants, you’re getting the crème de la crème of tooth replacement. Still, you need more details about the procedure so you can determine whether it’s right for you. As you continue reading, you’ll notice that we’ve outlined some key details that you need to know. When you’re ready to take the next step, feel free to contact our Oak Hills office to request a visit!
Tooth loss can occur in several ways, from a single tooth – to a full set of teeth. Thus, we offer multiple dental implant options to meet your particular needs.
If you’re only missing one tooth, then a single implant and crown will be in order. For patients who’ve lost two or more teeth, we can place an implant-retained bridge, which consists of one implant that supports two or more porcelain prosthetics that are bonded together.
To replace an entire set of teeth, there is the option of implant-retained dentures. In some cases, we can use the All-on-4 method to place a minimal number of implants per arch, which amounts to a faster and less invasive manner of rebuilding your smile.
We complete the dental implant process in three main steps. For each phase of the process, there is a separate cost. Here is the basic framework:
Also factoring into the cost will be the condition of your oral health. If you need any restorative work prior to the implant process taking place, we’ll consider that when developing your detailed treatment plan and cost estimate.
When considering the cost of dental implants, two factors should be considered: effectiveness and longevity. By attaching at the root level, something that no other form of tooth replacement does, dental implants create a level of stability that is unmatched. Then, once they fuse with the existing jawbone, you’re left with a sound foundation that is only rivaled by the original tooth root itself.
Better yet, dental implants are known for their longevity. Here is how you can get a lifetime of usage from yours:
In some cases, dental insurance will cover a portion of the dental implant process. As all plans differ, the specific coverage amount will depend on the standards set by your insurance holder. If, however, you need restorative work done before the implant procedure starts, most plans will cover from 50-70% of the cost after your deductible has been met.
For more cost-sensitive patients, we’ve formed a partnership with CareCredit. A third-party financing company, they provide a way for patients to receive the expert care they need, and make payments at low-to-no interest rate. If you’re interested, you can contact our office to get more details about how the plan works.