Dental implants are the strongest, most reliable, and longest-lasting tooth replacement option available today. This is, of course, reflected in their cost. If you are considering dental implants, cost may be at the front of your mind. However, while a consideration for just about everyone, we do not want the price of dental implants to be an obstacle to the perfection of your teeth.
During your initial consultation at Desert Smiles, we will carefully examine the quality of your jaw, teeth surrounding those missing, and other relevant factors to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for each of your restoration options.
What Impacts Dental Implant Costs?
The cost of dental implants can range fairly widely, from $1,000 to $4,000 or more depending on circumstances. Some of the things that may influence the cost of dental implants include:
- The type of dental implant used
- The number of implants used
- The type of restoration used (tooth crown or implant-supported denture)
- Your dentist's experience, training and technology
Additional considerations will include existing oral health issues and jaw density, the latter of which may require bone grafting to ensure optimal support of your dental implants. Bone grafting is an additional surgery that will increase the cost of your implant placement. However, this cost is often worth it once the true advantages of dental implants are taken into consideration.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
While dental implants tend to be one of the more expensive ways to replace missing teeth, they are also the most durable, longest-lasting and aesthetically pleasing ways to do so. Advantages offered by dental implants include:
- No risk of implants coming loose or falling out
- Full restoration of bite tension and strength
- Natural-looking and feeling restorations
- Better preservation of surrounding teeth
- Prevention of jaw shrinkage
Missing teeth have no roots.
When tooth roots are missing, the bone in that area of the jaw begins to shrink and will eventually collapse. Dentures and dental bridges that are not supported by implants cannot prevent jaw shrinkage. If you are missing one or more teeth and do not have the root replaced with dental implants, your jaw will eventually change size and shape, altering your bite and changing the appearance of your entire face.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that addresses this unavoidable consequence of tooth loss, often making them the best choice for our patients.
Paying for Dental Implants
We work with a number of insurance carriers to cover the cost of dental implants. Before you schedule your appointment at our Glendale office, make sure your plan pays for implant surgery and restoration.
If insurance is not an option, we accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks for dental implant payment. We also work with CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that can be used for all uncovered dental expenses. CareCredit has a number of promotional offers, including 0% APR and low, fixed-rate plans that can work with nearly any budget. If you would like more information about financing dental implants, we can discuss this option with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.
Dental implants are more expensive than their alternatives, but they are also vastly superior in reliability, quality, and durability. If you are missing one or more teeth, we welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your options, helping you determine the best way to restore strength and comfort to your smile.
If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale or Peoria and want to find out how much it would cost to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants, please call Desert Smiles at 602-978-1790 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nathan Tenney.