Unlike other dental restorations, dental implants require a lot of planning, at least one surgery, months of healing time that requires monitoring, and intricate materials. For these reasons, it will cost more to have a dental implant restoration placed compared to a traditional bridge or denture.
When considering the cost of replacing your missing teeth, it is important to review the benefits of dental implants. It is also important to point out that the cost of maintenance and replacement that is inevitable with dentures and bridges will add up over time. For many, this cost will even exceed the initial cost of dental implants.
To help our patients get an accurate estimate of cost, Dr. Uttma Dham will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth and medical history at her Plantation, FL dentist office near you. She has undergone extensive training and completed advanced courses in implant dentistry so she can offer her patients the number one solution for missing teeth.
The Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implant treatment will vary greatly depending on many factors:
- The main factor is how many teeth you are missing. It will cost significantly less to replace a single tooth than to replace an entire mouthful of teeth. A single missing tooth will only require one dental implant while multiple missing teeth will require anywhere from two to eight implants per arch.
- Dental implants come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. The location of the missing teeth along the arch will determine the size and type of implant that will be required to secure a restoration. The cost of each implant will vary based on the location and the size and type needed.
- Some patients may not have enough jaw bone to secure a dental implant. Insufficient bone density will require a bone graft. The cost of the procedure will greatly impact the overall cost of dental implants.
- If any teeth are damaged, they may require extraction before placing the dental implant. Other oral health treatments you may need include gum disease treatment. It is very important that each patient have good oral health before undergoing surgical implantation of the implants. These treatments, however, will raise the total cost of implant treatment.
- The type of dental insurance you have may or may not cover portions of your implant treatment. Westside Dental Center will work with you to maximize your dental insurance benefits however it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to contact their provider to see if and how much of the treatment is covered. Dr. Dham is an “in network” provider with most PPO plans.
Payments and Financing for Dental Implants
Our dental staff will work with you to help you understand the cost and the options available to you. With dental implants lasting a life time, they are an investment that will last forever.
Our office accepts many payment options for your convenience including cash, personal checks, money orders, HSA and FSA dollars as well as major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex. We offer an in-house discount plan for patients that qualify. Our Plantation, FL dentist office also accepts financing through Greensky, CareCredit and Lending Club with convenient monthly payments.