Cost of a Dental Implant
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
One of the first questions a patient will ask is “How much does a dental implant cost?” The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. It is dependent upon several factors, including the number needed, your insurance, the need for preparatory procedures (bone grafting) and your choice of anesthesia. During the consultation, Dr. Oakley and our Dental Implant Treatment Coordinator will discuss all of these factors with you before determining a treatment plan. Once you have agreed upon a treatment, our team will be happy to estimate your costs.
Your dental implants can be affordable through a variety of payment options we have available, including:
- 0% Interest Financing through Care Credit
- Lending Club
You can also use your Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account (HSA) if available.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between Oakley Oral Surgery and a restorative dentist. Dr. Oakley performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis, as well as any temporary prosthesis needed during the dental implant process. Your restorative dentist’s fees are separate from our fees.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Dental implants have a much better long term success rate. When comparing the cost of a dental implant versus a bridge, the dental implant will be most cost effective over time. An average lifespan of a bridge is 7-10 years. 95% of dental implants placed are still working at the 25-year mark. When comparing the cost of replacing a bridge every 10 years, the dental implant is a much better investment.
Dental implants look and feel just like your real teeth. Everything about the new tooth, including the color and shape, is made to match your original. The result is a natural smile that can bring back your confidence and quality of life. With your new teeth sparkling on the outside, you will soon feel a smile coming back on the inside.
Dental implants are very durable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants will last for many years or even a lifetime. Since dental implants are fixed to your jawbone, they are usually more stable, more comfortable and long-lasting than other restorations.
Dental implants bring back the full function of natural teeth. Eat and speak normally again. No matter how hard, crunchy or sticky the food, dental implants can allow you to bring it back into your life. They can also restore your clear speech.
Dental implants do not harm neighboring teeth. Usually when a dental bridge is replaced, one or more teeth may be lost. This makes dental implants more cost effective and does not harm adjacent teeth.