First of all before we even start talking about dental implants costs, have you ever imagine that you might be a candidate for dental implants.
Who qualified for dental implant?
Well anyone who has a missing tooth or missing some teeth due to regular tooth decay, accidents or illnesses.If you feel that you are qualified for the implant procedure and would like to have one the next question is “can I afford it?”
Dental implant are good and effective if you require permanent teeth replacement, which could be single, multiple or it could be a complete mouth. The quality of the dental implant is very important. Of course the skill of the surgeon who performs the operation should be excellent and also the overall health conditioned of the patient contribute to the success.
What factors determined the dental implants costs?
In general dental implant is an expensive procedure. Probably the most comprehensive and expensive oral treatment.
Precisely the dental implants cost can vary widely depending on a few factors.
a) The type of implant procedure implemented. Whether it is a regular or mini implant. Also depending on what kind of teeth that need to be replaced.
b) The reputation and the credentials of the dentist that perform the procedures. Obviously the ‘celebrity” dentist would have a higher fee than the less known local dentist.
c) Another factor is where do you have your treatment performed. Famous medical center will cost you more than the small dental office. Likewise big cities like New York or Los Angeles will cost more than a small town in the Midwest.
d) The cost of the materials used in performing the procedures. The dental implant today are using the latest dental equipment and technology. For example the disinfection and sterilization procedures used are almost perfect so as to avoid the infection for the patient.
e) Some dental surgeon have managed to offer dental implants at an affordable rate by keeping their cost low. For example they buy their supplies and equipments in large quantities. Also combining some procedures and by reducing office visits.
So how much does dental implants costs?
On average you can expect to pay about $1500 per tooth and the cost can go upward depending on the number of teeth and also the complexity of the operation on the bone and gum restoration work.
Be mindful that you may have to pay extra for the post and crown if your situation required one. Always clarify all the details and fine prints before the procedure starts.
How do I pay for my dental implants costs?
a) Most of the insurance providers do not pay for the implant cost but there are some insurance companies that provide the coverage. Talk to your insurance agent.
b) There are many dental surgeon that provide in house financing. You should be able to work out with your dentist.
c) There are some finance companies that provide financing for dental implants. Your surgeon should be able to provide a reference for you.
d) Enroll in dental plan. Most dental plan will cover part of your cost when you go to the surgeons in their network.