If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering dental implants. This popular restorative treatment can effectively replace missing teeth with a natural look and feel. In a consultation, Dr. Edward Shukovsky can help you decide whether or not dental implants are right for you.
If you are a candidate, you may be curious about the cost associated with this procedure. Every patient is different, so price can vary depending on the complexity of your case. Here are some factors that are taken into consideration when determining the final cost:
The extent of the restoration — Not surprisingly, patients who only require a single tooth replacement will have a lower cost than individuals who need to have several teeth replaced. If more extensive work is required to restore the form, function, and health of the teeth and gums, a full mouth reconstruction may be required, which will likely increase the overall price.
Implant options — When replacing several teeth, recommended treatments may include either implant-supported dentures or multiple dental implants. Depending on which option is selected, the price of your procedure can be affected.
Bone density — Ideal candidates for dental implants should have adequate jawbone density; however, some patients with less bone may be able to undergo bone grafting procedures prior to receiving dental implants. For these patients, this prerequisite treatment is an additional cost to consider.
Another factor in the price of dental implants is the skill and experience level of the dental professional(s) performing the procedure, as well as the types of materials being used. Some dentists with less experience and/or cheaper materials may offer discounted prices, but unfortunately, faulty materials and/or a lack of skill can often lead to implant failure and other costly issues for the patient later on. Dr. Shukovsky is highly trained and experienced in dental implant restoration, uses high quality materials from respected laboratories, and works closely with board-certified oral surgeons and periodontists for proper implant placement. Ultimately, regardless of cost, our patients have reported that the long-term benefits of dental implants are worth the investment.
To help make the cost of dental implants more manageable, our practice offers a variety of payment options, including financing plans through reputable companies. At the time of your appointment, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you better understand your options and assist you in finding a payment plan that fits into your budget.
To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about the cost of dental implants and the payment plans we offer to make the procedure more affordable, please contact us today.