A dental implant replaces a decayed, diseased, or missing tooth including both the tooth root and crown. It’s permanent, and offers the bite strength and appearance of a natural tooth and also preserves the bone structure of the jaw. Yet despite these many benefits, patients may still hesitate about getting a dental implant procedure. The reason: cost.
There are a variety of different implant types, each made for a specific use, whether to replace one or many missing teeth. All implants consist of three different parts: the artificial tooth root which is the base for the replacement tooth; a metal frame attached to the base, which is called an abutment, designed to hold an artificial tooth; and the artificial tooth itself.
There are four main kinds of implants:
- Single Tooth Dental Implants
- Implant Supported Bridges
- Implant Supported Dentures
- All-on-Four Implants
Implants of all kinds improve your smile and also support your oral health including bone health. You care for them simply, using the same good routine oral hygiene you would use for your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing twice a day, and scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
While the price varies by your own, unique dental needs, a single dental implant usually ranges in cost from between $4,500 to $7,000. The amount is significant, and there are less expensive treatments available. But for most patients, a dental implant is the best solution.
The actual cost is determined by a number of different factors, including:
- Location of the tooth being replaced, and ease of access to the site
- Other conditions present for the patient, such as gum disease
- Bone graft procedure is necessary due to insufficient bone density in the jaw
- Number of implants
- Materials used
- Necessity for patient sedation
- Your local area
- Your dentist’s level of experience or specialty
At Koppelman Dental, we use 3-D cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) to assess jawbone quantity and quality, and 3-D navigational surgical guides to place dental implants quickly and efficiently.
Is the Cost of an Implant Worth the Result?
Wondering if the cost of a dental implant is worth it, the simple answer is yes. A dental implant has many benefits that a bridge or denture does not offer. While those options are less expensive, nothing tops a dental implant for bite strength, the health of your jaw, and the attractive, natural appearance of an implant. You should consider each of these facts when deciding on getting an implant.
Your dentist will work with you on making the best decision for you and your oral health, as well as on financing options to make implants affordable.
Koppelman Dental is Here to Help
If you’re considering getting a single-tooth dental implant or wish to discuss implant options, or schedule an appointment for a consultation, reach out to us today. We’re here to help you make the right decision for your needs. Just give us a call today!