If you’ve lost a tooth, a dental implant is an excellent solution to fill the empty space. Although you’ve heard about their benefits, it isn’t any secret they cost more than traditional dental prosthetics, but this doesn’t make them unachievable for the average person. In fact, dental implants are a long-term investment that are more affordable than you might realize. Here’s what you can expect to pay when replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
There isn’t a set fee for dental implants because the cost is based on various factors, like the number of teeth you’re treating. Replacing several teeth requires more implant posts, abutments, and restorations, so you can expect the cost to be higher than for a person who’s only missing one tooth.
Dental implants recreate a tooth from the root up, which requires a multi-step treatment process. Each phase in your plan has separate costs, which can make it easier to pay for your new smile because you don’t need to cover the entire amount upfront. This gives you more time to pay to keep your treatment affordable. Although everyone’s plan is unique, you can expect it to include:
You’ll initially pay more for dental implants; however, they are more affordable long-term because they offer reliable results. They have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. As a result, you’ll never need to worry about paying to have them replaced to save money down the road.
Dental implants also improve your oral health overall because they preserve your jawbone. This prevents dental drift to lower your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. This reduces your long-term dental expenses by preventing costly treatments in the future.
Every policy differs, but many dental insurances offer some coverage for the treatment after reaching your annual deductible. We’ll work on your behalf to file the necessary claims to lower your out-of-pocket expense. A member of our team will take the time to explain your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
You don’t need to live with an incomplete smile. We offer the solutions you need to replace your missing teeth. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.