Dental Implants Cost
Dental implants are a versatile treatment customized to a patient's needs and goals. As a result, the cost varies greatly from one treatment to the next. In general, the price of treatment fluctuates according to the number of implants you need, the restoration they will support, and the surgeon you choose. Dr. Kyle Long will patiently explain dental implants cost during a consultation at his Denver, CO, practice. He can also explain available payment plans that can help you afford this life-changing treatment.
The cost of dental implants is primarily dependent upon:
Your surgeon’s experience: A knowledgeable and skilled surgeon will typically charge more than his or her less practiced colleagues. It is important to invest in a practitioner with plenty of experience and a track record of outstanding results. When you choose a qualified doctor, you are more likely to enjoy long-lasting results and a low risk of surgical complications. Dr. Long only partners with highly trusted practitioners.
Preparatory treatments: If you have suffered bone recession, your jaw may not be strong enough to support implants. A bone graft can replace this lost tissue. A sinus lift is a similar procedure performed on the upper jaw, lifting your sinus membrane to make room for implants. These treatments will add to the total cost of treatment.
Number of implants: Each implant is priced separately. The more implants you require, the more you can expect to pay.
Sedation: Before implant surgery, your doctor will use local anesthesia to numb your gums. You can also choose to receive a deeper form of sedation. Multiple options are available, and the kind you select will affect the cost of your surgery. We recommend oral conscious sedation, a method that is highly effective, and costs less than intravenous (IV) sedation.
Type of restoration: A larger restoration, such as a full denture, will cost more than a single crown. Additionally, your sum will depend on the material from which they are crafted. For example, zirconia will typically have a higher price than porcelain, but it also offers a more realistic appearance.
Follow-up care and additional treatments: After implant surgery, you will need to schedule follow-up visits with your doctor. Your body’s natural healing process will largely determine the number of appointments you need. In addition, after replacing your missing teeth, you may want to enhance your rehabilitated smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments. These procedures will also be priced separately.
Dr. Long and his staff will take all the time necessary to help you make an informed decision about the best way to restore your smile.
Why Invest in Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a number of invaluable benefits. They provide incredible stability, giving you complete dental function that allows you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Additionally, when you practice good oral hygiene, dental implants can last the rest of your life. Implants also prevent the jaw from shrinking and changing shape, a benefit no other restorative treatment offers.
Implants are rarely covered by insurance, but we can work with you to determine a payment plan that helps you budget for this procedure.
Contact Us for a Treatment Estimate
To learn more about the cost of treatment, and to find out if implants are a good option for you, contact Dr. Long’s office today. He and his staff will take all the time necessary to help you make an informed decision about the best way to restore your smile.