Cost of Dental Implants – South Austin, TX
What Influences the Cost of Dental Implants?
Every dental implant case is unique, mainly because every patient is going to have different needs when it comes to their tooth replacement. The number of teeth, which teeth you plan to replace, the materials used to replace your teeth and the treatments necessary to make implants possible can all influence cost. Dr. Fan’s job is to make sure that you’re aware of these costs upfront so you can enter this process with confidence. Call us to schedule your next consultation!
Types of Dental Implants
Since every patient’s case is different, the type and number of dental implants used for your treatment may vary. For example, if you need to have four to six implants placed, this is a stark contrast from those who may only need a single implant to replace a tooth. Both of these circumstances will result in dramatically different treatment costs. Not only does the price for materials go up, but the number of visits needed to plan for the eventual procedure does as well. We’ll discuss your needs in great detail so that you will feel confident about your procedure.
What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?
Regardless of how complex your dental implant treatment may be, there are always three main stages to keep in mind. This includes the surgical portion, the abutment placement, and the permanent restoration that goes on top. Each of these steps come with their own unique cost. Furthermore, if you are someone who is currently suffering from gum disease or you’ve been missing teeth for a long time and therefore need additional bone tissue grafted onto your bone so an implant can effectively integrate, this will make your treatment process longer and more costly.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
It’s no surprise that dental implants are a large investment, but the good news is they are by far one of the most important purchases you can make for your oral health if you are missing teeth. They are worth the investment because they are designed to last longer than any other tooth replacement out there. In fact, they usually last several decades and even the rest of your life. Additionally, they require significantly less maintenance than bridges or dentures, meaning you’re likely to actually save money in the long-term. Not having to replace a dental implant every several years or so, which is common for bridges and dentures, is exactly why they are so cost-effective.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, dental implants are not typically covered by dental insurance. However, there is some good news. Other treatments that are related to dental implant treatment are far more likely to be covered. This includes the initial consultation to see if you are eligible for treatment, the periodontal therapy you might need prior to surgery, or the restoration used to cover the implant. In many cases, you can receive partial coverage for these treatments. If you need help paying for treatment, third-party financing like CareCredit is always an option as well.