Dental Implant Costs
The first question that we are usually asked regarding dental implants is, “How much does a dental implant cost?”
However, this is like asking “how much does a car cost?” or “How much does a pair of shoes cost?” …. Since there is a large variety of implant designs and types, from a large range of Implant manufacturers, with varying degrees of history (track record) the implant cost itself can vary widely. Method of placement, type of bone that the implant is to be placed into and type of final restoration are other major factors that will influence your total treatment cost.
It is therefore not fair to quote you a flat fee for implant treatment as these can vary depending on your situation.
During your research, you may see a large range of prices advertised for dental implants. Basing your decision to proceed with an implant based solely on the cheapest price may not give you the outcome you want.
The questions you should be asking are:
- What kind of an implant am I getting?
- Where is the implant made?
- What is the reputation of the implant manufacturer? (Many of the cheaper implants are manufactured in countries like China with very questionable quality control measures).
- What research is there to support this type of implant?
- Are there long term studies showing the success rates of these implants?
- How much time will I need to be off work?
- Do I have to visit multiple locations for various parts of this procedure?
- How much pain or discomfort can I expect?
- How is the implant placed, open surgery or without cutting the gums open (computer-guided)?
- Is the bone removed or augmented?
- Will I have to have stitches?
- What kind to temporary tooth will I be wearing (if necessary)?
- How many visits do you need to have the procedure completed?
- How long will it take to recover from the procedure?
You should try to find out as much as possible about the cost of the finished solution, not just about the cost of one component (i.e. the implant) of that solution.
You need to know what the complete implant (the actual implant, connectors, temporary and final restoration) is going to cost, before comparing on the basis of cost.
In the rapidly progressing world of modern dentistry, we have better and more advanced solutions available every day. It would be a good idea to make sure that you are getting all viable options (i.e. not just the solutions that a particular office provides) given to you so that you can make the decision that is best for you.
Computer guided implants cost you a little bit more, but they save you a lot of discomfort and down- time. More precise and less invasive, this procedure greatly reduces or eliminates discomfort, swelling and bruising and it is available to you today!
We believe in educating you about all options available for your situation, so that you can make the most informed decision that is best for you.
PAYING FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Costs can be offset partially through insurance, as many Dental Insurance Plans offer partial dental implant coverage.
Dental Implants are also considered a medical expense, and can be used to offset your net income on your income tax return. Depending on your income tax bracket, you can save up to 40% of the cost of your dental implants and related dental procedures.
Many of our patients use a combination of down payment and some financing.
Health Smart Financial is a financing company specializing in providing financing to medial and dental patients. Their online calculator provides you with an immediate estimate of your monthly costs to finance a treatment.
A high quality Dental Implant is a sound investment in your health, and done properly and maitained well, should serve you well for a very long time. Our Treatment Coordinator or Patient Concierge are happy to answer your questions about financing and to help you find a solution within your budget.