December 6, 2018
If you are living with the challenges of missing teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. By replacing both the root and crown of a tooth, it allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with any other treatment. As a result, you gain the next best thing to your natural teeth using a solution that offers over a 95% success rate. Although you know they can improve your quality of life, you are concerned about their cost. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several factors that influence the price.
How Much Will I Pay for Dental Implants?
Your treatment is separated into multiple phases, each of which has their individual costs depending on your individual treatment plan. Your dentist provides you with an estimate and discusses your options to reduce the amount you need to pay.
The first step to a complete smile requires a consultation with your implant dentist. Besides a visual examination, you also need a CT scan. This is necessary to assess your oral health and the density of your jawbone. The images are also used to pinpoint the precise location of the posts. On average, the images cost $25 to $200 per image. Your dental insurance will often cover a portion of their cost.
It is common to need additional procedures before your implant posts are placed. The treatments you need will increase the amount you pay. Depending on your specific insurance policy, it can cover for as much as 80% of the treatments.
- Bone Grafting: $250 to $1,100
- Tooth Extractions: $75 to $650
The first phase of your treatment involves the placement of your posts. You will need to pay for each post, as well as the oral surgeon’s fees. You will also need to cover the cost of sedation or anesthesia.
- Standard Implant Post: $1,000 to $2,000
- Mini Implants $300 to $900
The restoration process is often the most expensive aspect of the treatment. You will need to pay for each abutment, which is about $500 to $1,000 per fixture. The cost of your restoration varies depending on how many teeth you are replacing.
- Single Unit Crown: $1,000 to $3,000
- Implant-Supported Bridge: $6,000+
- Implant-Retained Denture: $3,500 to $7,000+
How Can I Pay for Dental Implants?
Your dental insurance will not cover the entire cost of the treatment; however, it may pay for certain aspects until you reach your annual limit. To pay the remaining balance, you can use third-party financing through CareCredit.
Complete Your Smile!
Dental implants allow you to invest in your smile with a cost-effective solution. With the potential to last for several decades, you will not need to worry about having them replaced to lower your long-term costs.
About Wehrkamp Dentistry
Wehrkamp Dentistry provides state-of-the-art dentistry to improve our patients’ quality of lives. We offer the latest solutions to treat tooth loss, including dental implants. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.
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